Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: svelte
IPA transcription: [sv'ɛlt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: slender, slight, slim, svelte
    Meaning: being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
  • Synonyms: lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike
    Meaning: moving and bending with ease
  • Synonyms: polished, refined, svelte, urbane
    Meaning: showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
Usage examples
  • A good half of the station crowd was already staring at them, torn between horrified pity and riotous mirth, and as Phyllis, with her svelte jaw dropping, approached, the pair bent over and emitted a college cheer in loud, far-carrying voices, thoughtfully adding the name "Phyllis" to the end.