gracile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gracile slender and graceful
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gracile Slender; thin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gracile Slender; thin; hence, gracefully slight in form, development, or manifestation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gracile gras′il slender, gracefully slight in form
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. gracilis, gracilentus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gracilis, slender.

Usage

In literature:

With what gracile loveliness did her neck bend as she spoke to Mrs. Lessingham!
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
Trichinium gracile, R. Br.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
Gymnodinium gracile Bergh '82, var.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Her gracile mentality made no distinction in these things, and the problems of cost never tarnished the shining mirror of her content.
"Command" by William McFee
In gracile pairs the very lilies grow: None is companionless except Pierrot.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
She heard it, too, for the gracile fingers fell from the strings.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
In gracile pairs the very lilies grow: None is companionless except Pierrot.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
He studied Persis; how beautiful she was, how soft and gracile, how apt to endearments!
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
Palpi breves, graciles, haud prominentes, articulo ultimo nudo, oblique verticales.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
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In poetry:

Alas! its fragile bloom was gone,
Its gracile frame was sorely hurt,
Its silken pinions drooped forlorn,
Disfigured by the dust and dirt;
"The Butterfly" by John Lawson Stoddard

In science:

As with the humerus, the femur is somewhat more gracile in B. brancai than in B.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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