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



    BrE BrE//ˈslendə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈslendər//
    (slenderer, slenderest) You can also use more slender and most slender. Body shape
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  1. 1(approving) (of people or their bodies) thin in an attractive or elegant way synonym slim her slender figure long, slender fingers a slender young woman See related entries: Body shape
  2. 2thin or narrow a glass with a slender stem
  3. 3small in amount or size and hardly enough to win by a slender margin/majority people of slender means (= with little money) Australia held a slender 1–0 lead at half-time. These claims are based on slender evidence.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.Extra examples She had long slender fingers. Those jeans make you look very slender. her boyishly slender figure A slender young woman made her way towards their table. Her long slender fingers paused over the keyboard. The dress flattered her slender figure.
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