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grace·ful

 (grās′fəl)
adj.
Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement" (Alisa Valdes).

grace′ful·ly adv.
grace′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gracefully - in a graceful manner; "she swooped gracefully"
gracelessly - in a graceless manner; "she moves rather gracelessly"
2.gracefully - in a gracious or graceful manner; "he did not have a chance to grow up graciously"
gracelessly, ungracefully, ungraciously, woodenly - without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
Translations
بِرَشاقَه
ladněpůvabně
graciøst
bájosan
tígulega
dražestno
inceliklekibarca

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= elegantly) [move] → elegantemente
2. (= in a dignified manner) → con dignidad
to grow old gracefullyenvejecer con dignidad
he never could lose gracefullynunca supo perder con dignidad
she apologized, none too gracefullypidió perdón a regañadientes

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfʊli] adv
[move] → gracieusement
(= politely) → élégamment

gracefully

adv
move, danceanmutig, graziös; curved, shapedanmutig, elegant
(= without a fuss) retire, accept, withdrawanstandslos; he gave in gracefullyer gab großzügig(erweise) nach; to grow old gracefullyin Würde alt werden

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfəlɪ] adv (see adj) → con grazia, con garbo

grace

(greis) noun
1. beauty of form or movement. The dancer's movements had very little grace.
2. a sense of what is right. At least he had the grace to leave after his dreadful behaviour.
3. a short prayer of thanks for a meal.
4. a delay allowed as a favour. You should have paid me today but I'll give you a day's grace.
5. the title of a duke, duchess or archbishop. Your/His Grace.
6. mercy. by the grace of God.
ˈgraceful adjective
having or showing beauty of form or movement. a graceful dancer.
ˈgracefully adverb
ˈgracefulness noun
ˈgracious (-ʃəs) adjective
1. kind or polite. a gracious smile.
2. (of God) merciful.
interjection
an exclamation of surprise.
ˈgraciously adverb
She smiled graciously.
ˈgraciousness noun
with (a) good/bad grace
(un)willingly. She accepted his apology with good grace.
References in classic literature ?
A little girl, radiant and beautiful, shapely as a fairy and exquisitely dressed, was dancing gracefully in the middle of the lonely road, whirling slowly this way and that, her dainty feet twinkling in sprightly fashion.
My accomplishments too, begin to fade--I can neither sing so well nor Dance so gracefully as I once did--and I have entirely forgot the MINUET DELA COUR.
There she hangs up her curved bow and her arrows, and heads and leads the dances, gracefully arrayed, while all they utter their heavenly voice, singing how neat-ankled Leto bare children supreme among the immortals both in thought and in deed.
The flagship bore down upon us, and as she swung gracefully to and touched our side a dozen officers sprang upon our decks.
As she opened the door, a strong flavor of that toilet soap and eau de Cologne with which Whiskey Dick was in the habit of gracefully effacing the traces of dissipation made known his presence.
Nothing could be more gracefully majestic than his step and manner, had they not been marked by a predominant air of haughtiness, easily acquired by the exercise of unresisted authority.
The air and water were shining in the beams of the morning sun; on the shore the sailors were sitting, chatting and laughing; and at ten yards from them the boat was at anchor, undulating gracefully on the water.
The men were heavily bearded, tall and muscular; the women, smaller and more gracefully molded, with great masses of raven hair caught into loose knots upon their heads.
Miss Hannah has grown old, not too gracefully, and Miss Ada has stayed thirty, less gracefully still.
Dale had brought her a glorious sheaf of chrysanthemums, and the Awkward Man gave her, quite gracefully, another little, old, limp book from his library.
She was practicing steps, gaits and attitudes, apparently; she was doing the thing gracefully, and was very much absorbed in her work.
The matron soon made her appearance; and the polite Frenchman, making one of his best bows, and playing gracefully with the aiguillettes that danced upon his breast, proceeded in courteous accents to deliver his mission.