willowy


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wil·low·y

 (wĭl′ō-ē)
adj. wil·low·i·er, wil·low·i·est
1. Planted with or abounding in willows.
2. Resembling a willow tree, especially:
a. Flexible; pliant.
b. Tall, slender, and graceful.
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willowy

(ˈwɪləʊɪ)
adj
1. slender and graceful
2. flexible or pliant
3. (Botany) covered or shaded with willows
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wil•low•y

(ˈwɪl oʊ i)

adj. -low•i•er, -low•i•est.
1. pliant; lithe.
2. (of a person) tall, slender, and graceful.
3. abounding with willows.
[1760–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.willowy - slender and graceful
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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willowy

adjective slender, slim, graceful, supple, lithe, limber, svelte, lissom(e), sylphlike She was a slim, willowy woman in her late thirties.
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Translations
pajukkoinensorea

willowy

[ˈwɪləʊɪ] ADJesbelto
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willowy

[ˈwɪləʊi] adj [person, figure] (= slender) → gracile
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willowy

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willowy

[ˈwɪləʊɪ] adjslanciato/a
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References in classic literature ?
She was a delicate, ethereal creature, swaying and willowy, light and graceful of movement.
Roads ran in every direction, and she saw countless farmhouses of which she had never dreamed when sailing on the lonely river a few feet the other side of the willowy fringe.
During this voyage we passed many willowy islands and saw several beautiful towns.
There she was, tall, round-bosomed and willowy, in her starched muslin and flapping Leghorn, as he had seen her under the orange-trees in the Mission garden.
She was tall and willowy. Her eyes, shaded by her hat, were large and grey.
When they went once more into the long hall with the windows and the mirrors, yellow evening was dropping over the waters and the willowy banks; and a bittern sounded in the distance like an elf upon his dwarfish drum.
She was a commonplace middle-aged woman, in silk and cashmere; but the lady on the left of my father was not more than twenty, a tall, slim, willowy figure, with luxuriant blond hair, arranged in cunning braids and folds that looked almost too massive for the slight figure and the small-featured, thin-lipped face they crowned.
TV cook Nigella Lawson on the downside of travelling "In my mind I'm still a tall, willowy, 39-year-old blonde."
"In my mind I'm still a tall, willowy, 39-year-old blonde" - Dame Judi Dench, below.
Standing 7 feet and 7 inches tall and tied with Gheorghe Muresan as the NBA's tallest player, the willowy Sudanese giant suited up four teams in a career that spanned 10 seasons.
With elaborate sleeves and a busy, full-length frock, the willowy 38-yearold Gone Girl star, wisely kept the rest of her look minimalist with nude make-up and loose, unfussy locks.
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