[ˈɛlɪɡənt], [ˈɛlɪɡənt], [ˈɛ_l_ɪ_ɡ_ə_n_t]

Definitions of elegant:

  1.   Elegantly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Polished; refined; pleasing to good taste; graceful; expressing one's self with propriety and grace; well- formed in its parts, proportions, and distribution, as a building; sensible to beauty; beautiful in form and colours; costly and ornamental. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Elegance. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Graceful; refined; beautiful; symmetrical; pleasing to good taste; correct. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Luxurious; fastodious; tasteful; free from coarseness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Graceful; refined; ornamental. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for elegant:

  1. A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of the men being six feet high. – George Catlin
  2. 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. – Steven Cojocaru
  3. In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat. – Harold Evans
  4. Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race. – Bertrand Russell
  5. What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant – James Sanborn

Usage examples for elegant:

  1. She said he had been home this summer on bizness down South and had come to see her, which Billy said wuz true, a very handsome and elegant young gentleman having called twice to see his old nurse during the spring and summer. ” – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  2. There were one or two other igloos made of the same material, but none so large, clean, or elegant as this one. ” – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. It was of a bright bay colour, with a star in its forehead, with strong but elegant limbs, and a long black tail, which swept the ground. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  4. This ragged, beard- begrown troubadour, the graceful, elegant Caillette of Francis' court? ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  5. The house, an elegant mansion in one of the principal streets, was besieged and after an hour's resistance carried by storm. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. But Elegant was so much occupied in thinking of the young man that she could not touch her dinner. ” – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  7. “ For elegant pipes still more beautiful, but less useful ones, are made of horn. ” – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  8. The home provided by my father was elegant some would have called it luxurious. ” – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  9. You may think differently after you have been a few weeks in Gertrude's elegant home. ” – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  10. Major Harper's black boy brought me the Yankee's horse with my bridle and saddle on him; an elegant animal as fresh as a dawn breeze. ” – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable