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 Created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, this cologne is beautifully balanced and versatile. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 The large dining room was beautifully decorated with asparagus plumosus, roses and carnations. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Light, fresh, aromatic and beautifully balanced, this pinot noir is an outstanding bargain for the price. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 Inspired by these treats, and influenced by the Japanese tradition of giving beautifully decorated gifts, Lei and Rice set up their online-only small batch sweets shop, with shipping nationwide and free pickup in Naperville. Lisa Futterman,, 2 Feb. 2022 The ambiance in the intimately set, beautifully decorated, understated, calming restaurant brought a feeling of authenticity and transportation—straight to Japan. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The adults would crowd around the large, beautifully decorated dining room table, plus a side table or two for the kids. Cara Cipolla Kretz, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Dec. 2021 The Friends of Tolland Public Library are hosting their popular holiday silent auction featuring beautifully decorated tabletop trees and other holiday decorations., 21 Oct. 2021 Their scene cuts and the stage, beautifully designed by Beowulf Boritt, rotates to another encounter — this one between Margaret and the president’s meek secretary Stephanie (a phenomenal Rachel Dratch). Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 May 2022

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“Beautifully.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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