elegante


elegante
adj.
1 elegant, smart (persona, ropa).
estás muy elegante con ese vestido you look really smart in that dress
ponte elegante, vamos a una boda make yourself smart, we're going to a wedding
2 smart, chic (barrio, hotel, fiesta).
3 graceful, elegant (movimiento, porte).
4 gracious (actitud, comportamiento).
fue un gesto poco elegante por su parte it wasn't a very gracious gesture on his part
f. & m.
elegant person.
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elegante
adjetivo
1 elegant, smart, stylish
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adj.
elegant, smart
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ADJ [gen] elegant; [traje, fiesta, tienda] fashionable, smart; [sociedad] fashionable, elegant; [decoración] tasteful; [frase] elegant, well-turned, polished
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adjetivo
1)
a) <moda/vestido> elegant, smart

iba muy elegante — (bien vestido) he was very well o very smartly dressed; (garboso) he looked very elegant

b) <barrio/restaurante/fiesta> smart, fashionable
2) <estilo/frase> elegant, polished; <solución> elegant, neat
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= elegant, glamorous, dashing, genteel, graceful, gracious, chic, polished, stylish, dainty [daintier -comp., daintiest -sup.], gourmet, glam, voguish, dapper, swish.
Ex. A modern comfortable library could look like that in Berlin's Tiergarten, with its opne-air gardens, or resemble Evanston's library with its comfortable chairs and elegant (and, one hopes, safe) fireplaces.
Ex. Service is perhaps not a very glamorous concept, but we are nevertheless a service profession = El servicio quizás no es un concepto muy atractivo, pero no obstante somos una profesión dedicada al servicio.
Ex. Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
Ex. The author who can vary his terminology to maintain the reader's interest is a handicap to the indexer, who is more concerned with the ideas conveyed than with the niceties of a graceful literary style.
Ex. It will be necessary to be gracious when accepting what seem to be peripheral assignments from a company vice president.
Ex. From the chic Princes Square and the monumental St Enoch Centre to the magnificent Buchanan Galleries, shopping is an essential part of the Glasgow experience.
Ex. The consolidation of abstracts into a polished bulletin or list is usually the responsibility of information staff.
Ex. A number of innovative initiatives have resulted in stylish new public libraries.
Ex. They then went to a rather dainty little Italian restaurant where they ate a scrumptious meal and drank a bottle of wine.
Ex. Several hundred fans noshed on gourmet sandwiches, pizza, pasta and fancy chips and dips.
Ex. Ponytails are becoming glam, says the New York Times.
Ex. Wearing a wedding gown from a charity shop is very voguish right now.
Ex. He was looking very dapper in a pinstripe suit and tie, for some reason not sweaty and gross like everyone else.
Ex. The entrance to the hotel is very swish and the rooms although small very well maintained and clean.
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* de un modo elegante = elegantly.
* poco elegante = inelegant, awkward, dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
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adjetivo
1)
a) <moda/vestido> elegant, smart

iba muy elegante — (bien vestido) he was very well o very smartly dressed; (garboso) he looked very elegant

b) <barrio/restaurante/fiesta> smart, fashionable
2) <estilo/frase> elegant, polished; <solución> elegant, neat
* * *
= elegant, glamorous, dashing, genteel, graceful, gracious, chic, polished, stylish, dainty [daintier -comp., daintiest -sup.], gourmet, glam, voguish, dapper, swish.

Ex: A modern comfortable library could look like that in Berlin's Tiergarten, with its opne-air gardens, or resemble Evanston's library with its comfortable chairs and elegant (and, one hopes, safe) fireplaces.

Ex: Service is perhaps not a very glamorous concept, but we are nevertheless a service profession = El servicio quizás no es un concepto muy atractivo, pero no obstante somos una profesión dedicada al servicio.
Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
Ex: The author who can vary his terminology to maintain the reader's interest is a handicap to the indexer, who is more concerned with the ideas conveyed than with the niceties of a graceful literary style.
Ex: It will be necessary to be gracious when accepting what seem to be peripheral assignments from a company vice president.
Ex: From the chic Princes Square and the monumental St Enoch Centre to the magnificent Buchanan Galleries, shopping is an essential part of the Glasgow experience.
Ex: The consolidation of abstracts into a polished bulletin or list is usually the responsibility of information staff.
Ex: A number of innovative initiatives have resulted in stylish new public libraries.
Ex: They then went to a rather dainty little Italian restaurant where they ate a scrumptious meal and drank a bottle of wine.
Ex: Several hundred fans noshed on gourmet sandwiches, pizza, pasta and fancy chips and dips.
Ex: Ponytails are becoming glam, says the New York Times.
Ex: Wearing a wedding gown from a charity shop is very voguish right now.
Ex: He was looking very dapper in a pinstripe suit and tie, for some reason not sweaty and gross like everyone else.
Ex: The entrance to the hotel is very swish and the rooms although small very well maintained and clean.
* de un modo elegante = elegantly.
* poco elegante = inelegant, awkward, dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].

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elegante
adjective
A
1 ‹moda/vestido› elegant, stylish, smart
iba muy elegante (bien vestido) he was very well o very smartly dressed; (garboso, grácil) he was very stylishly o elegantly dressed, he looked very elegant
¡qué elegante te has puesto! (fam); you look smart!
los elegantes jardines de la casa the elegantly o beautifully laid out gardens of the house
2 ‹barrio/restaurante/fiesta› smart, fashionable, chic
B
1 ‹estilo› elegant, polished
una frase muy elegante a very elegant o a well-turned phrase
2 (generoso) ‹gesto/actitud› generous, handsome
3 ‹solución› elegant, neat
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elegante adjetivo
1
a)moda/vestidoelegant, smart;

iba muy elegante he was very well o very smartly dressed

b)barrio/restaurante/fiestasmart

2estilo/fraseelegant, polished
elegante adjetivo elegant
'elegante' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
arreglar
- arreglada
- arreglado
- arreglarse
- bonita
- bonito
- sobria
- sobrio
- vestir
- vestirse
- gagá
- pituco
English:
avail
- chic
- classy
- dashing
- dowdy
- dressy
- elegant
- fashionable
- fine
- graceful
- gracious
- ladylike
- posh
- ritzy
- sleek
- smart
- snappy
- snazzy
- swish
- unfashionable
- awkward
- debonair
- do
- dress
- show
- sprawl
- stylish
- suave
- trim
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elegante adj
1. [en vestimenta] [persona] elegant, smart;
[ropa, calzado] smart, elegant;
estás muy elegante con ese vestido you look really smart in that dress;
ir elegante to be dressed smartly;
¡qué elegante vas! you look smart!;
ponte elegante, vamos a una boda make yourself smart, we're going to a wedding;
es elegante en el vestir he dresses elegantly o smartly
2. [lujoso] [barrio, hotel, fiesta] smart, chic;
los elegantes bulevares parisinos the elegant boulevards of Paris
3. [en garbo, porte] graceful, elegant
4. [en actitud, comportamiento] gracious;
fue un gesto poco elegante por su parte it wasn't a very gracious gesture on his part
5. [estilo, frase] elegant
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elegante
adj elegant, stylish
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elegante adj
: elegant, smart
elegantemente adv
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elegante adj
1. (persona, vestido) elegant
2. (lugar) smart

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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