A Word A Day : Lissome
Monday, 12th May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : líssom
1. Having the ability to move with ease
2. Gracefully slender, moving and bending with ease
2. Easily bent
Old English - līthe - gentle - Indo-European - flexible
lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike, limber
• She seemed so much softer, so much more pliant and tender and lissome.
• There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form.
• lissomely : Adverb
• lissomeness : Noun
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