lissome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lissome moving and bending with ease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lissome Light; nimble; active.
    • Lissome Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome. "Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lissome Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome; light; nimble; active. Sometimes written lissom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lissome lis′um lithesome, nimble, flexible
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For lithesome,

Usage

In literature:

He walked with a lissom jauntiness.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
A pretty, lissome girl, with a step so light it would not have crushed the grass under her feet, had there been any.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
I reckon, Tom, lad, thou'rt not so lissome as I was at thy years.
"The Gold that Glitters" by Emily Sarah Holt
I'm not so lissome as thou; nay, nor so lissome as I was at thy years.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
In his fifteenth summer he was a man, tall, broad, straight and lissom as a locust tree.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Slim and lissome, the dew of childhood was still on her lips, and the mist of it in her eyes.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Mary was twenty, pink and lissome.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Side by side they strolled away across the sunlit lawn, he so strong, virile, erect, she so lissome and graceful.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
The figure in its simple summer dress was gracefully lissome.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
She is clad in a snowy gown of simple cotton, that sits loosely to her lissom figure yet fails to disguise the beauty of it.
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
Leslie glanced very kindly at the flushed face, at the compact yet lissom little body sitting up on its heels on the Club lawn.
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
Then, almost instantly, the beauty of the lissome creature fascinated him.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
What would make Robertlet and Ditti lissom, quick, interested, and gay?
"The Pastor's Wife" by Elizabeth von Arnim
Where were the graceful, lissome figure, the dainty complexion, the passion-darkened eyes.
"Faithful Margaret" by Annie Ashmore
Elegant, lissome, light, mobile, Mathews skipped and fluttered and chirruped like a bird.
"The English Stage" by Augustin Filon
She was a handsome girl of the true Huzul type, tall, shapely, lissom, with dark, fiery eyes.
"For the Right" by Karl Emil Franzos
She was small, lissome, of a vigorous figure and vastly more attractive to his eye than any girl he had ever looked at.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
At first men thought she was some lissom sprite of spring arriving, decorated with the dewdrops of dawn.
"Pink Gods and Blue Demons" by Cynthia Stockley
Oh, he had thought, if he could only be as free, and had their lithesome, lissom wings!
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
In her white dress, she had something about her of marble grown lissom with inspiration and warm life.
"Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness" by Louis Couperus
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In poetry:

Deirdre, that was queen of Sorrow,
Whither, whither has she fled?
Ask the woods of Finglas Water
That once knew her lissome tread!
"Queens" by Clinton Scollard
Chorus
There's the blush of a rose on her face
Like the flush of the red northern lights
Her elfin and life lissome grace,
Her eyes like the stars of night:
"Canadian Rose" by Curley Fletcher
"And first there leapt, like bird on wing,
A lissome Lamb that played in the air.
I heard the Shepherd call him `Spring':
Oh, large-eyed, fresh and snowy fair
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
``And lissom sirens, temptingly attired,
With heartless hearts, self—seeking as your own,
By your sonorous phrases will be fired,
And gather round your throne.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
For moonlight of silver and sunlight of gold
Glint the orchards of lemons and mangoes,
And the ladies, we're told,
Are a joy to behold
As they twine in their lissome fandangoes.
"The Great Journalist In Spain" by Eugene Field
Velvet swatches our lissome limbs
Languid lapped by sky & sea
Soul through sense & spirit swims
Through the pregnant porphyry
Dome of lapiz-lazuli:-
Heart of silence, hush our hymns.
"Lyric of Love to Leah" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Uffie's 2006 novelty hit "Pop the Glock" was the essence of dumb hot, marrying her sexy riffs on Audio Two's "Top Billin'" with boyfriend Feadz's lissome, dripping beat.
Coquettishness reigns for lissome lit-world lasses seeking writing gigs.
The sensory onslaught, supplemented by completely nude, lissome, gyrating females, is clearly upscale fare.
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