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Definitions for elegance
ˈɛl ɪ gənsel·e·gance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegancenoun

    a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

    "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

  2. elegancenoun

    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. elegancenoun

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

    The bride was elegance personified.

  2. elegancenoun

    Restraint and grace of style

    The simple dress had a quiet elegance.

  3. elegancenoun

    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. elegancenoun

    A refinement or luxury

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elegance, Elegancynoun

    Beauty of art; rather soothing than striking; beauty without grandeur.

    Etymology: elegantia, Latin.

    St. Augustine, out of a kind of elegancy in writing, makes some difference. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    These questions have more propriety, and elegancy, understood of the old world. Burnet.

    My compositions in gardening are altogether Pindarick, and run into the beautiful wildness of nature, without the nicer elegancies of art. Spectator, №. 477.


  1. Elegance

    Elegance is beauty that shows unusual effectiveness and simplicity. Elegance is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness, particularly in visual design, decorative arts, literature, science, and the aesthetics of mathematics. Elegant things often exhibit refined grace and suggest maturity, and in the case of mathematics, a deep mastery of the subject matter.


  1. elegance

    Elegance refers to a quality of gracefulness, sophistication, style, and tastefulness in appearance, manner, or design. It is often associated with minimalism, refinement, and simplicity, contingent upon an effective, efficient, or pleasing arrangement of elements. The term may pertain to a variety of contexts, including an individual's fashion or behavior, a piece of written work, a mathematical proof, or an architectural structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elegancenoun

    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.

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  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

Examples of elegance in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Venegas:

    There’s a bit of elegance and history to the classics, and every father loves a classic.

  2. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.:

    Yale's greatness carries an urgent need to guard against the fall of excellence into exclusivity, of refinement into preciousness, of elegance into class and convention.

  3. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    In simplicity lies the elegance of true beauty.

  4. Alford:

    Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

  5. Albert Einstein:

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

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