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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.
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(ˈsvɛltnəs; ˈsfɛltnəs)
the quality of being svelte
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