graceful

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grace +‎ -ful

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graceful (comparative more graceful, superlative most graceful)

  1. Having or showing grace in movement, shape, or proportion.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […]  The bed was the most extravagant piece.  Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.
    She is a graceful dancer.

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