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lissome

lis·some (lis·som)

lissome (lissom)

pronunciation:
lI sm
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bending easily; supple; lithe.
She had the lissom body of a dancer.
synonyms:
limber, lithe, pliant, supple
similar words:
airy, ductile, flexible, plastic, pliable
definition 2: gracefully agile.
He watched her lissom fingers as they sped over the piano keys.
synonyms:
agile, graceful, lithe, nimble, supple
similar words:
light-footed, lively, sprightly
derivations: lissomely (lissomly) (adv.), lissomeness (lissomness) (n.)
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The word lissome contains the following part: