[gras-il] /ˈgræs ɪl/
gracefully thin or slender
a less common word for graceful
1620s, from Latin gracilis “slender, thin, fine; plain, simple.” Not etymologically connected to grace but often regarded as if it is. Perhaps a dissimilated form related to Latin cracens “slender;” if so, perhaps cognate with Sanskrit krsah “thin, weak,” Avestan keresa- “lean, meager,” Lithuanian karštu “to be very old, to age.”
[gras-uh-lis] /ˈgræs ə lɪs/ noun, plural graciles [gras-uh-leez] /ˈgræs əˌliz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a muscle in the inner side of the thigh, the action of which assists in drawing the legs inward and in bending the knee.
- Gracilis muscle
gracilis muscle grac·i·lis muscle (grās’ə-lĭs) n. A muscle with origin in the ramus of the pubis, with insertion to the shaft of the tibia, with nerve supply from the obturator nerve, and whose action adducts the thigh, flexes the knee, and rotates the leg medially.
[grey-shee-oh-soh, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saw, -syaw-] /ˌgreɪ ʃiˈoʊ soʊ, ˌgrɑ si-; Spanish grɑˈθyɔ sɔ, -ˈsyɔ-/ noun, plural graciosos [grey-shee-oh-sohz, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saws] /ˌgreɪ ʃiˈoʊ soʊz, ˌgrɑ si-; Spanish grɑˈθyɔ sɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. a buffoon or clown in Spanish comedy. /ˌɡræsɪˈəʊsəʊ; Spanish ɡraˈθjoso/ noun (pl) -sos 1. a clown in Spanish comedy
[grey-shuh s] /ˈgreɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous. 2. characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home. 3. indulgent or beneficent in a pleasantly condescending way, especially to inferiors. 4. merciful or compassionate: our gracious king. 5. Obsolete. fortunate or happy. interjection 6. (used as an […]