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One entry found for svelte.
Main Entry: svelte
Pronunciation: primarystresssfelt
Function: adjective
Etymology: from French svelte "slender, sleek," from Italian svelto (same meaning), derived from svellere "to pluck out," derived from Latin evellere "to pluck"
: slender and graceful in form
- svelte·ly adverb
- svelte·ness noun

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