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adj. svelt·er, svelt·est
Slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim.

[French, from Italian svelto, from past participle of svellere, to stretch out, from Vulgar Latin *exvellere, from Latin ēvellere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vellere, to pull.]

svelte′ly adv.
svelte′ness n.


(ˈsvɛltlɪ; ˈsfɛltlɪ)
in a svelte manner
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The front exudes formality and confidence, while in profile the solid character gives way to flowing lines that create a sveltely elegant form.
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