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

Examples of beautifully in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That, coupled with the same crisp, clean lines that define the classic Royal Oak and a contrasting black dial allow this update to beautifully balance high-shine with modern simplicity. Hannah Miller, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Perfect Night Out Starts With the Right Accessory," 19 Dec. 2019 Defying expectations for a freshman brewery, the sours are beautifully balanced with acidity, and many deftly incorporate delicate fruit flavors. oregonlive, "2019 Portland Brewery of the Year: Ruse Brewing is this beer city’s rising star," 18 Dec. 2019 Short-sleeved with multi-colored stripes, the piece worked beautifully with her wide-legged L.K. Bennet trousers and white Superga sneakers. Vogue, "Kate Middleton Puts a Royal Twist On Nautical Style," 8 Aug. 2019 The building has been beautifully restored and is still working. The Economist, "Memories of Emmett Till," 14 Nov. 2019 The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books opens its 10th edition Nov. 1 with a novelist known for writing beautifully about painful human conflicts. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books subjects include ex-cons, woke poets, 'Hamilton'," 23 Oct. 2019 Harrigan’s book has an incredible cast of characters, is beautifully written, and reads like a novel. Steve Bennett, ExpressNews.com, "‘Alamo’ author sees Texas history as a ‘Big Wonderful Thing’," 17 Oct. 2019 The furniture in the room blends beautifully with the other fittings, as does the large French art glass window occupying the greater portion of one wall. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: An 1887 tour of the Villa Montezuma," 29 Sep. 2019 Both Leaming and Brown handle that very beautifully, but then all of these performances are well-crafted. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Review: At American Blues, ‘Five Presidents’ puts Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton in the same tiny room," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2020

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“Beautifully.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beautifully. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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