from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement” ( Alisa Valdes).
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- adj. Having or showing grace in movement, shape, or proportion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by grace or elegance; displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant: used particularly of motion, looks, and speech: as, a graceful walk; a graceful deportment; a graceful speaker; a graceful air.
- Having Christian grace or piety; in a state of grace.
- Synonyms Elegant, etc. (see elegant); easy, natural, unconstrained.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
- adj. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
He wrapped up crisis talking in Jordan by once again rejecting any timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops and denying that he's searching for what he called a graceful exit from the war.
John saw that he was _de trop_, that it was a family conference, and only extracting from Laramie a promise to see him -- about nothing whatever -- before leaving town he made what he termed a graceful getaway.
'Ay; anybody can be what you call graceful, if he lives a little time in a city, and keeps his eyes open.
The common terns have since left for the winter but Matteson said there is a good chance the birds, which he calls graceful and beautiful, will be back next year since they have already raised young here.
Though "graceful" is a word one wouldn't readily apply to Stickley's cabinetry, there is a certain massive elegance to his lighting fixtures.
She says: This period saw the rise of the designer-craftsman movement, which was characterized by a graceful fluidity between the now distinct disciplines of design, manufacture, and studio art.
There are a few abstract symbols, but the site is almost covered in graceful, naturalistic sculptures and bas-reliefs of the animals that were central to the imagination of hunter-gatherers.
"Writing with an outsider's empathy and insight, casting his chronicle in graceful prose, he offers a memorable tale that both captures and transcends time and place."
She learned to surf the long boards off the Kohala Coast and was known as a graceful and agile surfer.
Her contemporary novels explore how teens cope with the unpalatable realities of poverty and drug abuse in graceful and often funny narratives.