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

 

lithe

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//laɪð//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪð//
 
Position and movement
 
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(of a person or their body) moving or bending easily, in a way that is elegant a tall lithe figure See related entries: Position and movement Word Origin Old English līthe ‘gentle, meek’ also ‘mellow’, of Germanic origin; related to German lind ‘soft, gentle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lithe