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adjective love·ly \ˈləv-lē\

Simple Definition of lovely

  • : attractive or beautiful especially in a graceful way

  • : very good or likable

  • : very pleasing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lovely

lovelierloveliest

  1. 1 obsolete :  lovable

  2. 2 :  delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace :  attractive

  3. 3 :  grand, swell <what a lovely morning>

  4. 4 :  eliciting love by moral or ideal worth

lovelily play \ˈləv-lə-lē\ adverb
loveliness play \ˈləv-lē-nəs\ noun
lovely adverb

Examples of lovely in a sentence

  1. She was wearing a lovely dress.

  2. a lovely bouquet of flowers

  3. The song has a lovely melody.

  4. The hotel has a lovely view.

  5. We enjoyed a lovely dinner.

  6. a singer with a lovely voice

  7. Their children have lovely manners.

  8. How lovely of you to come!

  9. It was lovely to have you here!



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of lovely

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of lovely

beautiful, lovely, handsome, pretty, comely, fair mean exciting sensuous or aesthetic pleasure. beautiful applies to whatever excites the keenest of pleasure to the senses and stirs emotion through the senses <beautiful mountain scenery>. lovely is close to beautiful but applies to a narrower range of emotional excitation in suggesting the graceful, delicate, or exquisite <a lovely melody>. handsome suggests aesthetic pleasure due to proportion, symmetry, or elegance <a handsome Georgian mansion>. pretty often applies to superficial or insubstantial attractiveness <a painter of conventionally pretty scenes>. comely is like handsome in suggesting what is coolly approved rather than emotionally responded to <the comely grace of a dancer>. fair suggests beauty because of purity, flawlessness, or freshness <fair of face>.

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lovely

noun love·ly

Simple Definition of lovely

  • : a beautiful woman : a lovely woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lovely

plural lovelies

  1. 1 :  a beautiful woman

  2. 2 :  a lovely object

Examples of lovely in a sentence

  1. A chorus line of young lovelies danced on the stage.



1652

First Known Use of lovely

1652



LOVELY Defined for Kids

lovely

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adjective love·ly \ˈləv-lē\

Definition of lovely for Students

lovelierloveliest

  1. 1 :  very attractive or beautiful <You look lovely in that outfit.>

  2. 2 :  very pleasing <We had a lovely time.>

loveliness noun




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