lithe lithe  /ˈlaɪð/


  • (adj) moving and bending with ease


  1. They twirled and tumbled and soared, their lean, lithe bodies slicing the air like tiny blades.
  2. Utterly in control of her lithe, 167-cm body, she moves with such technical precision she appears to be flying on autopilot.
  3. The wonderful world of science-fiction pulps is populated with lithe heroes, bosomy heroines, bug-eyed monsters and space-suited villains from Mars.


  • This Ballerina’s Hydrating Skin-Care Routine

    Mary Helen Bowers is the lithe, long-limbed ballerina who created the Ballet Beautiful workout series. Members of her Soho studio include the model set (Karen Elson, Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton) and a very tight membership-only crew. But even if you can't seem to gain access to an in-studio class, there ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "The image of cricket today is of athletic, lithe figures moving around the field like gazelles," Bermuda's Coach Gus Logie said. "There's no two ways about it, the Bermuda cricketers do not fit the image."
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Gus Logie Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Even though I won the Italian grand prix in my first year it took me until 1966 to realise just how thin my knowledge was," said Stewart, who went on to win a then record 27 grands prix. "Suddenly I went from driving a lithe and agile...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Jackie Stewart Source:

  3. Cardus wrote "Mushtaq Ali made 112, and his cricket touched the imagination; there was suppleness and lithe grace which concealed power, as silkiness of skin conceals the voracity of strength in a beautiful animal of the jungle."
    on Jun 18, 2005 By: Neville Cardus Source: Hindu

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