See also élégance




usually uncountable; plural Elegances

Elegance (usually uncountable; plural Elegances)
  1. Grace, refinement, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners
    The bride was elegance personified.
  2. Restraint and grace of style
    The simple dress had a quiet elegance.
  3. The beauty of an idea characterized by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision
    The proof of the theorem had a pleasing elegance.
  4. (countable) A refinement or luxury
    • 1852, Various, Young Americans Abroad[1]:
      As to the comforts and elegances of life, we have enough of them for our good.</span>
    • 1881, Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1[2]:
      At Rome, when Sallust was the fashionable writer, short sentences, uncommon words, and an obscure brevity, were affected as so many elegances.</span>
    • 1909, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Chapter 10, The Governors[3]:
      Phineas DugePatrono:... was, for a man of affairs and an American, singularly fond of the small elegances of life. Although he sat alone at dinner, the table was heaped with choice flowers and carefully selected hothouse fruit.</span>

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Elegance f.

  1. elegance

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