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beauty

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noun beau·ty \ˈbyü-tē\

Simple Definition of beauty

  • : the quality of being physically attractive

  • : the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind

  • : a beautiful woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beauty

plural

beauties

  1. 1 :  the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit :  loveliness

  2. 2 :  a beautiful person or thing; especially :  a beautiful woman

  3. 3 :  a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality

  4. 4 :  a brilliant, extreme, or egregious example or instance <that mistake was a beauty>

  5. 5 :  bottom 9

Examples of beauty in a sentence

  1. We explored the natural beauty of the island.

  2. I'm learning to appreciate the beauty of poetry.

  3. We explored the natural beauties of the island.

  4. She was one of the great beauties of her time.



Origin and Etymology of beauty

Middle English beaute, bealte, from Anglo-French, from bel, beau beautiful, from Latin bellus pretty; akin to Latin bonus good — more at bounty


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with beauty



BEAUTY Defined for Kids

beauty

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noun beau·ty \ˈbyü-tē\

Definition of beauty for Students

plural

beauties

  1. 1 :  the qualities of a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or to the mind <the beauty of the landscape> <a person of great beauty>

  2. 2 :  a beautiful or excellent person or thing <That car is a real beauty.>





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