In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of movement, shape)(antelope/dancer/movement) lleno de gracia(antelope/movement/dancer) grácil literary(phrasing/style) eleganteshe's very graceful — se mueve con mucha gracia / mucho garbo
- While he is always very competitive, he is as graceful in defeat as he is in victory.
- No doubt they will teach me how to be graceful on the snow, how to slalom with the best of them and how to stop on a sixpence.
- The people were elegant and lovely to look at, their movements so graceful.
- They are a graceful bird in flight and as they fly they resemble the Concorde in shape and beauty.
- This graceful dance, which is easy to learn, appeals to men and women of all ages.
- It was a time for smiles, for jokes and laughter with handshakes and graceful bows.
- It takes a rare and graceful person to withstand the temptation to gloat over others.
- Austin, one of the sport's pioneers, has been compared to a soaring seabird, so graceful are his moves.
- We should never forget that it is possible to be graceful, even classy, under the most intense pressure.
- Chen Meng was graceful yet strong, light on his feet and an undeniable presence on stage.
- Passenger jets often look deceptively slow and graceful as they cruise over the clouds.
- Her hands were short yet graceful and her figure was quite beautiful.
- It affords the president the time to explain his position and provides him a graceful exit.
- Falling trees don't come down slow and graceful but crash very fast, and there's no time to jump out of the way.
- The graceful swans settled on the pond at Vale Royal Golf Club in Cheshire ready to raise a family of their own.
- Hanging with her head to the side, the woman is graceful like a ballet dancer at rest.
- Rembrandt's women are not especially pretty or beautiful or even graceful.
- Her graceful performance of this traditional art form in the evening session was a real treat.
- It is the most graceful of birds in flight and its body curvatures and wing span excite all who witness it.
2(of conduct)(apology/retraction) digno
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