From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgracefulgrace‧ful /ˈɡreɪsfəl/ ●●○ adjective 1 GRACEFULmoving in a smooth and attractive way, or having an attractive shape or form Her movements were graceful and elegant. The branches formed a graceful curve.2 POLITEbehaving in a polite and pleasant way Her father was a quiet man with graceful manners. —gracefully adverb She rose gracefully to her feet. —gracefulness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpusgraceful• Graceful; she was so graceful.• a graceful acceptance of defeat• Gwyneth Paltrow is wonderful in the film, tall, graceful and elegant.• In recent years these graceful birds have been seen again in increasing numbers.• a graceful dancer• His face seemed so pale against the dark of her graceful, delicate hand.• Feel graceful, elegant and composed as you do them.• The graceful flourish of his handwriting contrasted oddly with the fractured grammar and exotic spelling of his prose.• He had relaxed, graceful poses, big as he was.• graceful silk flowers• Do the postures in graceful slow motion with each exercise leading into the next.• Nearby, the bright and graceful span known as the Bridge of Lions carries traffic from Anastasia Island into town.• He sketched her quickly, with a few graceful strokes of his pen.