Essential Meaning of beautiful
1 : very attractive in a physical way a beautiful young woman/child You have the most beautiful smile/eyes.
2 : giving pleasure to the mind or the senses The film tells a beautiful story about two young lovers. a beautiful song See More Examplesa beautiful dress/color/garden/house Our hotel room had a beautiful view of the ocean. The sunsets here are absolutely beautiful.
3 : very good or pleasing : not having any bad qualities We've been having such beautiful [=excellent, fine] weather lately. a beautiful sunny day See More ExamplesWhat a beautiful day for a picnic! They did a beautiful job [=an excellent job] fixing up the house. a beautiful friendship/relationship This is a beautiful example of early American poetry.
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