What does elegance mean?

Definitions for eleganceˈɛl ɪ gəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word elegance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegance(noun)

    a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

    "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

  2. elegance(noun)

    a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)

    "the simplicity and elegance of his invention"


  1. elegance(Noun)

    Grace, refinement, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners

    The bride was elegance personified.

  2. elegance(Noun)

    Restraint and grace of style

    The simple dress had a quiet elegance.

  3. elegance(Noun)

    The beauty of an idea characterized by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision

    The proof of the theorem had a pleasing elegance.

  4. elegance(Noun)

    A refinement or luxury

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elegance(noun)

    alt. of Elegancy


  1. Elegance

    Elegance is a synonym for beautiful that has come to acquire the additional connotations of unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness particularly in the areas of visual design, decoration, the sciences, and the esthetics of mathematics. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Coco Chanel:

    Elegance is refusal.

  2. Merry Browne:

    The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.

  3. Yves Saint Laurent:

    We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

  4. Coco Chanel:

    Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Images & Illustrations of elegance

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