Pronunciation: (el'i-gunt),[key] —adj. 1. tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.: elegant furnishings. 2. gracefully refined and dignified, as in tastes, habits, or literary style: an elegant young gentleman; an elegant prosodist. 3. graceful in form or movement: an elegant wave of the hand. 4. appropriate to refined taste: a man devoted to elegant pursuits. 5. excellent; fine; superior: an absolutely elegant wine. 6. (of scientific, technical, or mathematical theories, solutions, etc.) gracefully concise and simple; admirably succinct.