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



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌpl//
    Position and movement
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  1. 1able to bend and move parts of your body easily into different positions her slim, supple body These exercises will help to keep you supple. See related entries: Position and movement
  2. 2soft and able to bend easily without cracking Moisturizing cream helps to keep your skin soft and supple.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French souple, from Latin supplex, supplic- ‘submissive’, from sub- ‘under’ + placere ‘placate’.Extra examples The cream leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. You must exercise your joints to keep them supple. a cream that is used on dry skins to make them nice and supple exercises that will help you to keep supple
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supple