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

Examples of beautifully in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any corporate swag my company has ever ordered has always been high quality, beautifully-designed, and utilitarian. Heather R Morgan, Forbes, "Why Women Often Beat Men At Negotiation," 25 Feb. 2021 The process takes only a few minutes and yields a light, flavorful milk that works beautifully in the chicken braise, as well as for cooking the rice. Christopher Kimball,, "Three recipes that take the guesswork out of braising chicken," 2 Feb. 2021 Though her house is beautifully designed and decorated, that's not what made this video a sacred text for internet aficionados. Olivia Harrison,, "Two Truths & A Lime: Pulling Apart Dakota Johnson’s Glorious Web Of Lies," 26 Jan. 2021 The movie is lush and beautifully shot against the backdrop of Harlem, and Thompson’s subtle performance soars. Roxane Gay, Town & Country, "The Talented Tessa Thompson," 15 Jan. 2021 As with everything made by Melissa & Doug, this is made with kids in mind and is sturdy, durable, beautifully designed, and meant to last. Janelle Randazza, USA TODAY, "26 popular chess sets for people obsessed with The Queen's Gambit," 2 Dec. 2020 The 2012 revival was beautifully filmed the following year in Paris and is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, "Philip Glass and ‘Einstein on the Beach’: How one opera changed everything," 18 Nov. 2020 In addition to both being shot in black and white, both are also beautifully filmed and both tell stories of marginalized but strong-willed women. Mike Scott,, "Garrett Bradley’s ‘Time’ is a New Orleans masterpiece about a family's struggle for freedom," 13 Oct. 2020 Watch the push on Kamara’s 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter: The Saints beautifully executed a pair of double-team blocks that opened a lane for Kamara and resulted in two Bears defensive linemen being driven back into the end zone. Luke Johnson,, "Saints rewatch: How the Saints took complete control in the 2nd half vs Chicago," 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Mar 2021

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“Beautifully.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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