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Lissome (easily flexed; limber; agile) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective lissome

What does lissome mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

Alternative definition of the adjective lissome


  1. lithe; quick and graceful in movement

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott


Google previewWords, facts, and phrases; a dictionary of curious, quaint, and out-of-the-way matters (1882)

by Eliezer Edwards

LISSOME. Irish singer, named Quin, so pleased Oliver Cromwell at Oxford, that Oliver, who loved a good voice and instrumental music well, heard him with great delight, and liquored him with sack, saying : " Mr. Quin, you have done very ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

noddy lissome, limber, lithesome, lightsome, spirited, fleet, fast, swift. ant.

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

By comparison, Arnold isa new man, anew body,atruepumper of iron where the great Mature would haveseldom raised anything weightierthan a glass or a lissome babe, for purposesof sardonic inspection. Arnoldisbeyond reality, beyond ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

Pliant / *Lissome piwari Pliable kéngohe / képé / kdpépé Pliable / *In a soft mass, Pulpy kfipé/kopépé HLRD Becoming hard ...

Google previewThe Disheveled Dictionary (1997)

A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

cunning light lissome lope* lout darling dawn daze dazzle ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

judaism jugulum kettledrum kingdom klanism labialism labium labrum lamaism landlordism leftism legalism leninism lesbianism liberalism libertarianism lightsome lignum linoleum lissome literalism lithesome lithium loathsome lobbyism.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

lithesome, lissome, svelte, sylphlike, gainly; easy, fluent; willowy, pleasing, elegant, attractive. See BEAUTY, ELEGANCE. Ant., awkward. graceless,adj. ungracious, tactless; inept, ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2008)

by Bill Bryson

lissome. literally means actually, not figuratively. If you don't wish to be taken literally, don't use literally. literati.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

whiskey or brandy, strong: aqua vitae, eau-de-vie lissome: agile, athletic, flexible, graceful, limber, lithe, nimble, pliant list: arrange, bill, brief, canon, cant, catalog, catalogue, census, chart, count, dictionary, directory, docket, enumeration, file, ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

In modern as well as ancient provincial Scottish and English the termination some is used in many compounds, otherwise obsolete, as winsome, grusome, lissome, foursum, threttiesum, luvesome, wilsomc, &c. Lissome, a Wiltshire word, is an ...

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Scrabble value of L1I1S1S1O1M3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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