beau·​ti·​ful·​ly | \ ˈbyü-ti-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce beautifully (audio) \

Definition of beautifully

1 : in a beautiful manner : in a way that excites aesthetic pleasure beautifully decorated mansions As one of the oldest planned cities in the country, Savannah is known for compact, walkable streets and beautifully landscaped historic squares.— Lisa Chamberlain
2 : in a highly effective or excellent manner This sort of diagram … beautifully illustrates the genetic connections between organisms as disparate as a cheetah and an eelworm.— Anthony Doerr

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The prints on the smaller end of the scale would display beautifully on a bookshelf or side table, while the larger prints can proudly hang from your parents' living room wall to flaunt snapshots of their beloved grandkids. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Minted's Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art Is THE Perfect Gift for Your Nearest and Dearest," 5 Mar. 2019 Although the ancestral home seen in the movie is beautifully designed and fully furnished, its real-life counterpart is, well, not so much. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Real-Life Inspo For the Home in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Worth Billions," 26 Feb. 2019 One scene will be beautifully shot, with lighting that’s full of life, and the next will have the dim, gray-green look of a hospital cafeteria. Kristen Page-kirby, kansascity, "‘SuperFly’ makes a decent but unnecessary return," 14 June 2018 Both the older and the younger Puget bring the traditions of Ibiza’s small villages into clear focus and beautifully render the essence of the island in an earlier time. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "For Authentic Ibiza, Visit in the Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 And, oh, so beautifully, not a single ejection, warning, no one charged the mound and hopefully no fines in Monday night’s Arizona Diamondbacks-Pittsburgh Pirates game. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Old school baseball: Pirates-Diamondbacks beanball handled perfectly," 12 June 2018 Incredibles 2 just moves beautifully, sliding from one scene to another with such grace and momentum. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Incredibles 2': What the Critics Are Saying," 11 June 2018 Ready Player One is a beautifully, expensively realized vision of hell. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Ready Player One Is a Mile Wide and a Pixel Deep," 29 Mar. 2018 The only other public figure who beautifully, effortlessly does so in recent memory is First Lady Michelle Obama. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The ‘Markle Sparkle’ Is a Real Thing—and the Women Who Shop Because of Meghan Markle Really Feel It," 17 Jan. 2019

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1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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