beautifully

adverb
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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In writing beautifully about that unending struggle, Dennis-Benn finds a way to extend to black girls and women some of the love that the world may never offer. Adrienne Green, The Atlantic, "The Costs of Going After Love," 7 June 2019 In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, AD has gathered beautifully designed tributes from New York to Italy. Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, "Powerful September 11 Memorials Around the World," 11 Sep. 2018 Also on the program is the lovely Requiem by Gabriel Fauré in a beautifully intimate chamber orchestration. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "New JCCC series season: Emmylou Harris, Lisa Loeb, Postmodern Jukebox, OK Go | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 The ivory and navy blue interior theme looks beautifully nautical and is punctuated by shiny gold detailing. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Thought the Lexus LM Was the Most Luxe Minivan? Buick Just Said "Not Today" with GL8 Concept," 10 May 2019 Highlighting like this will grow in beautifully, without leaving a harsh line. Elizabeth Denton, Allure, "Chardonnay Blonde Is Our New Favorite Hair-Color Trend (For Obvious Reasons)," 3 May 2019 That’s part of what makes these reds pop so beautifully. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google’s Night Sight for Pixel phones will amaze you," 25 Oct. 2018 The paintings and antiques on display are beautifully preserved. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "TML: Summer of 1970 - Wedgies, wiffle ball and no reason to stay inside," 21 June 2018 Denève paced the steamroller of sound at the end beautifully. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Nicholas Angelich joins Stéphane Denève and Philadelphia Orchestra on musical jaunts," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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