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el·e·gance

 (ĕl′ĭ-gəns)
n.
1.
a. Refinement, grace, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.
b. Tasteful opulence in form, decoration, or presentation.
2.
a. Restraint and grace of style.
b. Scientific exactness and precision.
3. Something elegant.

elegance

(ˈɛlɪɡəns) or

elegancy

n, pl -gances or -gancies
1. dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour
2. good taste in design, style, arrangement, etc
3. something elegant; a refinement

el•e•gance

(ˈɛl ɪ gəns)

n.
1. elegant quality.
2. something elegant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good tasteelegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
dash, panache, elan, flair, style - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
daintiness, delicacy, fineness - the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"
courtliness - elegance suggestive of a royal court
tastefulness - elegance indicated by good taste
breeding, genteelness, gentility - elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
chic, chicness, modishness, stylishness, swank, chichi, last word, smartness - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
grandeur, magnificence, splendor, splendour, brilliance, grandness - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
eclat, pomp - ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
class - elegance in dress or behavior; "she has a lot of class"
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
2.elegance - a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics); "the simplicity and elegance of his invention"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

elegance

noun style, taste, beauty, grace, dignity, sophistication, grandeur, refinement, polish, gentility, sumptuousness, courtliness, gracefulness, tastefulness, exquisiteness Princess Grace's understated elegance
Quotations
"To me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is" [Christian Lacroix]

elegance

noun
Refined, effortless beauty of manner, form, and style:
Translations
إتْقان، أناقَه
elegance
elegancestilfuldhed
elegancia
glæsileiki
şıklıkzerafet

elegance

[ˈelɪgəns] Nelegancia f

elegance

[ˈɛlɪgəns] n
(= stylishness) [street, furniture, house] → élégance f; [person] → élégance f
(= cleverness) [style, writing] → élégance f; [idea, solution] → élégance f

elegance

nEleganz f

elegance

[ˈɛlɪgəns] neleganza

elegant

(ˈeligənt) adjective
having or showing stylishness. elegant clothes; You look elegant today.
ˈelegance noun
References in classic literature ?
The Moffats were very fashionable, and simple Meg was rather daunted, at first, by the splendor of the house and the elegance of its occupants.
Even the handkerchief in my breast-pocket, worn for elegance and not at all for use, was wet through by the time that moribund woman sank for the last time into the arms of her lover.
He, however, wiped his lips with a slight wave of his handkerchief, to support a certain easy elegance which he firmly believed relieved the act of any vulgar quality.
Looking aside at Clifford's face, and seeing the dim, unsatisfactory elegance and the intellect almost quenched, she would try to inquire what had been his life.
A trait of native elegance, seldom seen in the masculine character after childhood or early youth, was shown in the General's fondness for the sight and fragrance of flowers.
How he would figure among them in the churchyard, between services on Sundays; gathering grapes for them from the wild vines that overran the surrounding trees; reciting for their amusement all the epitaphs on the tombstones; or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back, envying his superior elegance and address.
Nothing gives such an air of grace and elegance and unconstraint to a German or an English conversation as to scatter it full of "Also's" or "You knows.
Knightley thought highly of thembut they must be coarse and unpolished, and very unfit to be the intimates of a girl who wanted only a little more knowledge and elegance to be quite perfect.
Dashwood was upon the whole well satisfied; for though her former style of life rendered many additions to the latter indispensable, yet to add and improve was a delight to her; and she had at this time ready money enough to supply all that was wanted of greater elegance to the apartments.
I had a theoretical reverence and homage for beauty, elegance, gallantry, fascination; but had I met those qualities incarnate in masculine shape, I should have known instinctively that they neither had nor could have sympathy with anything in me, and should have shunned them as one would fire, lightning, or anything else that is bright but antipathetic.
I'm not envious: I never feel hurt at the brightness of Isabella's yellow hair and the whiteness of her skin, at her dainty elegance, and the fondness all the family exhibit for her.
She was dressed with her customary elegance and propriety; and she was the only one of the party on that sultry summer's day who was perfectly cool in the hottest part of the journey.