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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This short book, beautifully translated by Sam Taylor,... Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘The Cook’ Review: A Foreign Tongue," 22 Mar. 2019 While both signs do have a tendency to take it slowly and wait for the right moment to make a move, this works so beautifully in their favor. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "These Celebrity Couples Will Have the Hottest Valentine's Day, According to their Zodiac Signs," 14 Feb. 2019 That’s the premise for this beautifully illustrated book written for kids aged two to seven. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities," 12 Dec. 2018 But as wireless earbuds, the Liberty Lites work beautifully. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best truly wireless earbuds to buy in 2018," 3 Aug. 2018 Run Wild by David Covell Ages 3-5 The wonders of the great wide outdoors are at the heart of this beautifully illustrated children’s book and joyous celebration of adventures in nature. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "The Best New Children's Books Coming Out Summer 2018," 8 June 2018 On Wednesday, Google shared 12 unique comics, beautifully illustrated by women for International Women’s Day, which lands on Thursday, March 8. Nina Braca, Billboard, "12 Women Share Empowering Stories for International Women's Day on Google Doodle," 7 Mar. 2018 From the Culver City station, walks of 15 minutes or less lead to such destinations as the seasonal and sustainable dining at Akasha, located in downtown’s beautifully restored 1925 Hull Building. Matt Jaffe,, "Green travel in (gasp!) Los Angeles is easier than you think," 19 June 2018 Blocks of rowhouses and Italianate Victorians, some beautifully restored, some begging for attention, look like historic parts of Philadelphia. Julie Besonen, New York Times, "Art, Punk Rock and a New Governor Reinvigorate Trenton," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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