angelic

adjective

an·​gel·​ic an-ˈje-lik How to pronounce angelic (audio)
variants or less commonly angelical
: of or relating to angels
angelic forms
For even they, the very devils, when they sinned, sinned by such a sin as alone was compatible with such angelical natures …James Joyce
: resembling, or suggestive of, an angel (as in purity, holiness, innocence, or beauty)
a sweet, angelic child
an angelic voice/smile
When women are brooding over their children, or busied in a sick-room, who has not seen in their faces those sweet angelic beams of love and pity?William Makepeace Thackeray
At 12, Westenra was busking on the streets of Christchurch, singing arias and Bee Gees tunes in an angelic soprano …Joan Anderman
angelically adverb
smiling angelically
And, oh, how good we were! How angelically and unnaturally good! Lucy Maud Montgomery

Examples of angelic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thankfully, our beleaguered species also has a protector alien race supervising us, essentially the angelic counterparts to the 0s’ demonic posse. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 18 Feb. 2024 During a few minutes of totality, those in the eclipse’s path will witness the moon completely block out the sun, turning day into twilight and revealing the sun’s angelic atmosphere. Jenna Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2024 The two parties unite behind the bugle cry that the United States is the indispensable nation uniquely endowed with angelic DNA tasked with cramming political virtue down the throats of adversaries by force and violence — i.e., a warfare state. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2024 The white undergarment, which was peeking out from a white waistcoat, was teamed with matching slacks and an overcoat creating an angelic ensemble. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 In addition to his unique hair, Art Jr. also inherited his father’s angelic singing voice. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2024 Both arms flutter in exultation as the angelic sound majestically rises, puncturing the heavens deeply until perfect silence lands at his hardened feet. David John Chávez, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 Kelsea Ballerini looks angelic on a night out in N.Y.C., and Blake Shelton steps out down in Nashville to celebrate country music. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 While Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior collection of angelic feathers, liquidy pleated silks, and sheer pieces twinkling with hand embroidery required thousands of hours and an entire atelier, the beauty was intentionally attainable. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angelic was in the 15th century

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“Angelic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angelic. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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