Definition of Lissome

1. Adjective. Moving and bending with ease.




Definition of Lissome

1. Adjective. lithe; quick and graceful in movement ¹

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Definition of Lissome

1. lithe [adj] - See also: lithe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lissome

lispy
liss
lissamine green dyes
lissamine rhodamine B 200
lissamphibian
lissamphibians
lisse
lissencephala
lissencephalia
lissencephalic
lissencephaly
lisses
lissive
lissoclinamide
lissom
lissome (current term)
lissomely
lissomeness
lissomenesses
lissomly
lissosphincter
lissotrichic
lissotrichous
list
list-processing language
list box
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list system
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Literary usage of Lissome

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1. Folio (1882)
"Her garment« hung from her lissome form In folds that were soft and flowing; And soon the applause came down in a storm, And she bowed in a manner knowing. ..."

2. An Oral Debate on the Coming of the Son of Man, Endless Punishment, and by Erasmus Manford, Benjamin Franklin (1860)
"I hope in his next that he will give lissome of his "strong reasons;'' and that he will also pay some attention to Matt. 24th — and especially to the ..."

3. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"lissome. The same, I believe, as Lithe, which see. LITHE. Supple—.flexible—said of an active Jad —soft leather, &c. " As lithe as lutha. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Wilbraham also gives lissome as a synonym, but says " lissome often ... and lissome. LICK THE MUNDLE, idiom, to humiliate one's self for the sake of gain. ..."

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