elegante
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elegante(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (stylish)
a. elegant
Tienes que llevar un vestido elegante a la boda porque es de etiqueta.You have to wear an elegant gown to the wedding because it is formal dress.
b. smart (United Kingdom)
Para dejar una buena primera impresión en tu entrevista, viste con ropa elegante.For a good first impression at your interview, dress in smart attire.
2. (tasteful)
a. fashionable
El alcalde dio una elegante fiesta con champán y caviar para celebrar su cumpleaños.The mayor threw a fashionable party with champagne and caviar to celebrate his birthday.
b. chic
Tras un paseo en yate, pasamos la tarde comprando en tiendas elegantes.After a trip on the yacht, we spent the afternoon shopping in chic boutiques.
3. (refined)
a. gracious
Con un saludo elegante, la reina se despidió de sus súbditos.With a gracious wave, the queen bid adieu to her subjects.
b. polished
Sus elegantes palabras convencieron al padre darle la mano de su hija en matrimonio.His polished speech convinced her father to give him his daughter's hand in marriage.
4. (idea)
a. elegant
Por ser un problema de matemáticas tan complicado, la solución es elegante.For such a complicated math problem, the solution is elegant.
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elegante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona, ropa)
a. elegant, smart
estás muy elegante con ese vestidoyou look really smart in that dress
ponte elegante, vamos a una bodamake yourself smart, we're going to a wedding
2. (barrio, hotel, fiesta)
a. smart, chic
3. (movimiento, porte)
a. graceful, elegant
4. (actitud, comportamiento)
a. gracious
fue un gesto poco elegante por su parteit wasn't a very gracious gesture on his part
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elegante
adjective
(gen) elegant; [+traje, fiesta, tienda] fashionable; smart; [+sociedad] fashionable; elegant; [+decoración] tasteful; [+frase] elegant; well-turned; polished;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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