Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
19th Century; French from Italian svelto, French svellere ‘to pull out’, Latin ēvellere
Synonyms
  • graceful
  • lithe
  • slender
Antonyms
  • thick
  • chubby
Definition
slim; slender in figure or lithe
Example
A) Her svelte figure moved gracefully during yoga class. B) He has always been more svelte than the rest of his family.
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