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I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy, but more modern. Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has been doing it in his own way.
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Meaning of "elegant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ELEGANT

From Latin ēlegāns tasteful, related to ēligere to select.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ELEGANT

elegant  [ˈɛlɪɡənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELEGANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elegant is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ELEGANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

elegant

Elegance

Elegance is a synonym for beautiful that has come to acquire the additional connotations of unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness particularly in the areas of visual design, decoration, the sciences, and the aesthetics of mathematics. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety.

Definition of elegant in the English dictionary

The first definition of elegant in the dictionary is tasteful in dress, style, or design. Other definition of elegant is dignified and graceful in appearance, behaviour, etc. Elegant is also cleverly simple; ingenious.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELEGANT


arrogant
ˈærəɡənt
congregant
ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡənt
conjugant
ˈkɒndʒʊɡənt
extravagant
ɪkˈstrævəɡənt
fumigant
ˈfjuːmɪɡənt
inelegant
ɪnˈɛlɪɡənt
interrogant
ɪnˈtɛrəɡənt
intrigant
ˈɪntrɪɡənt
intriguant
ˈɪntrɪɡənt
litigant
ˈlɪtɪɡənt
mitigant
ˈmɪtɪɡənt
noctivagant
nɒkˈtɪvəɡənt
obligant
ˈɒblɪɡənt
overextravagant
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstrævəɡənt
segregant
ˈsɛɡrɪɡənt
solivagant
səʊˈlɪvəɡənt
supererogant
ˌsuːpərˈerəʊɡənt
taggant
ˈtæɡənt
termagant
ˈtɜːməɡənt
unarrogant
ʌnˈærəɡənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELEGANT

electuaries
electuary
eledoisin
eleemosynary
elegance
elegancies
elegancy
elegantly
elegiac
elegiac couplet
elegiac stanza
elegiacal
elegiacally
elegiast
elegies
elegise
elegist
elegit
elegize
elegy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELEGANT

assistant
cant
constant
consultant
enfant
gant
giant
grant
important
infant
instant
irrelevant
meant
on the instant
pendant
plant
relevant
restaurant
significant
want

Synonyms and antonyms of elegant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ELEGANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «elegant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of elegant

Translation of «elegant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELEGANT

Find out the translation of elegant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of elegant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elegant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文雅的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elegante
570 millions of speakers

English

elegant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुरुचिपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَنِيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

элегантный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elegante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মার্জিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élégant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Elegan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

elegant
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優雅な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우아한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Elegan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thanh nhã
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேர்த்தியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोहक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zarif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elegante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

elegancki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

елегантний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elegant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κομψός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

elegante
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elegant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elegant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elegant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELEGANT»

The term «elegant» is very widely used and occupies the 5.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELEGANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elegant

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10 QUOTES WITH «ELEGANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word elegant.
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Chris Bangle
The old 7 Series, the E38, was an elegant car, an evolution of the classic BMW look. But it wasn't penetrating the luxury market as we desired. It just didn't have the presence to be noticed.
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Michael Behe
It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
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Camilla Belle
I never thought of Kim Basinger in terms of age. For me she embodies woman with her subtleties and intricacies. She's sensual and intellectually engaging, elegant with a very strong personal style.
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Nate Berkus
I see it every day: People trying to create a home that somebody else tells them they should have. I don't care if it's a magazine or a bossy friend - when somebody says, 'This is what's elegant, this is what's trendy,' if it doesn't represent you, you're not going to be happy.
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Josh Billings
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
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Carla Bruni
I must represent France, and I want to be elegant, and I want the French people to be proud of me, you know.
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Thomas Bulfinch
Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
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Julie Burchill
I know that Brighton is famously a mixture of the seedy and the elegant, but in the summer of 2001 seediness swamped elegance hands down.
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Alexa Chung
It's funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.
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Steven Cojocaru
I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy, but more modern. Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has been doing it in his own way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELEGANT»

Discover the use of elegant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elegant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and ...
This work chronicles a period in American history when the ability to "write a good hand" was a key to prosperity. Henning reveals the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen in history.
William E. Henning, Paul Melzer, 2002
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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and ...
Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant ...
Brian Greene, 2010
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The Elegant Solution: Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation
The Elegant Solution An elegant solution is one in which the optimal or desired effect is achieved with the least amount of effort. Engineers seek the elegant solution as a means of solving a problem with the least possible waste of resources.
Matthew May, 2008
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To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property ...
" "This ambitious, pioneering work makes available a wealth of new material.
William P. Alford, 1995
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Elegant Debts: The Social Art of Wen Zhengming, 1470-1559
"Elegant Debts uses an unprecedented quantity of primary sources for the writer and painter Wen Zhengming's life and work.
Craig Clunas, Zhengming Wen, 2004
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Elegant Stitches: An Illustrated Stitch Guide & Source Book ...
Learn all there is to know about silk ribbon stitches, crazy-quilt stitches, composite stitches, and even left-handed stitches. Compact enough to fit in your work basket, the book is spiral bound-leaving your hands free to work.
Judith Baker Montano, 1995
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Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques
Offers step-by-step directions for making a variety of jewelry pieces from wire using readily available tools and includes tips on becoming comfortable with such techniques as wrapping, coiling, hammering, and looping.
Kathy Frey, 2007
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Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit
The son of the celebrated actress recounts the life of his mother, her most noted performances, and her work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, along with events in his own life.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer, 2005
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Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
In this insightful book, you'll learn from the best data practitioners in the field just how wide-ranging -- and beautiful -- working with data can be.
Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher, 2009
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This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant ...
What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), posed to the world's most influential minds.
Mr. John Brockman, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELEGANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elegant is used in the context of the following news items.
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Caitlyn Jenner poses for new I Am Cait photo shoot in elegant gown
Caitlyn's brunette hair is piled atop her head in an updo, with smoky eye make-up and red lipstick finishing off her elegant look. The Keeping ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Elegant and cool come together in the Huawei P8
The mobile phone has come a long way. From a communication tool to a lifestyle, fun and entertainment gadget. All this comes together in the ... «New Vision, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon 2015: Federer throws elegant counter-punch against …
Nick Kyrgios - the maverick Australian tennis star - has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past couple of days as he crashed ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
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Slim fit trousers, full satin skirts and elegant accessories: The best …
Slim fit trousers, full satin skirts and elegant accessories: The best ways to wear a ruffle sleeve top this summer. Ruffle sleeves can add a touch ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Elegant MicroWeb Announces User Interface (UI) Design Services …
Elegant MicroWeb, of Ahmedabad, India, is proud to offer expert offshore outsourcing user interface (UI) design and redesign services to satisfy ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Wolfgang Puck: An easy, elegant summertime dessert
Good ice cream is more popular than ever, and I do love making it at home. But for a change of pace, and for those home cooks who might not ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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'Women are more elegant the more they undress'
You all know that women become more elegant the more they undress, while men become more elegant the more they put on," he told the ... «The Local.es, Jul 15»
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Hamilton: Elegant Events hosts Chamber mixer
Elegant Events Catering Company hosted the Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday, May 21. Folks mingled and enjoyed exquisite food ... «Suwannee Democrat, Jul 15»
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An Evita Like No Other! See These Elegant, Sexy Publicity Shots …
Serenbe Playhouse moves to the lush and rebellious countryside of Argentina with their immersive retelling of the country's most infamous ... «Playbill.com, Jul 15»
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Fresh and elegant
The blend of native and international varieties creates a fresh, elegant and stylish wine which maintains the typical character of Tuscany. «Times of Malta, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Elegant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/elegant>. Aug 2019 ».
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