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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gracefullyadverb

    in a graceful manner

    "she swooped gracefully"

  2. graciously, gracefullyadverb

    in a gracious or graceful manner

    "he did not have a chance to grow up graciously"


  1. gracefullyadverb

    In a graceful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gracefullyadverb

    Elegantly; with pleasing dignity.

    Etymology: from graceful.

    Through nature and through art she rang’d,
    And gracefully her subject chang’d. Jonathan Swift.

    Walking is the mode or manner of man, or of a beast; but walking gracefully implies a manner or mode super-added to that action. Isaac Watts, Logick.


  1. gracefully

    Gracefully refers to doing something in a manner that is elegantly smooth and flowing, and characterized by dignity or beauty of form, style, movement, or execution. It could also refer to handling situations with tact, poise, and finesse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gracefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gracefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gracefully in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Taylor:

    Now, we have President Joe Biden in the White House and Nancy Pelosi at 80 million years old as speaker, and we've got a Senate that we don't control anymore, with, you know, Mr. Big Turtle in charge up there just, just losing gracefully, losing gracefully.

  2. Kensington Palace:

    The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist, the lines of the dress extend toward the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.

  3. Native American Prayer:

    And the wind said May you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch may you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.

  4. James Wan:

    Luckily everyone felt the same way, the only thing to do here is to retire him gracefully and send him off in the most honorable way we could think of.

  5. Gene Brown:

    Accept good advice gracefully--as long as it doesn't interfere with what you intended to do in the first place.

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