beautifully

adverb beau·ti·ful·ly \ ˈbyü-ti-f(ə-)lē \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of beautifully

1538



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