Definition of graceful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪsfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪsfl//
    Position and movement, Attractiveness, Kind
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  1. 1moving in a controlled, attractive way or having a smooth, attractive form The dancers were all tall and graceful. He gave a graceful bow to the audience. the graceful curves of the hills Dolphins are incredibly graceful and efficient swimmers. See related entries: Position and movement, Attractiveness
  2. 2polite and kind in your behaviour, especially in a difficult situation His father had always taught him to be graceful in defeat. At the age of 70, she withdrew into graceful retirement. See related entries: Kind
  3. Extra examples She was slim and extremely graceful. Do the exercises in graceful slow motion. The flowers have graceful, arching stems.
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