beau·​ti·​ful·​ly ˈbyü-ti-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce beautifully (audio)
: 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
: 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 The book is so beautifully written, and elegant, but funny, and not overwritten at all. Chris Willman, Variety, 5 Dec. 2023 The overall approach beautifully marries form and function with a Miami twist. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 The exterior coating of sugar adds a bit of crunch that contrasts beautifully against the chewy interior. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 But so much wide-eyed optimism becomes wearying, and the wistful memories of Willy’s mother, while beautifully visualized in photo flipbook style, are more sentimental than affecting. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Dec. 2023 But the revival found its true enchantment by streamlining Shakespeare’s dramatic poem for a cast that beautifully reflected the mosaic of contemporary Los Angeles. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 The opera’s physical production of a small Mexican town is simple but attractive and beautifully lit. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2023 And your voices do blend and lock together so beautifully. Emily Lordi, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2023 The songstress’ dreamy vocals lend beautifully to the Americana favorite off Denver’s fourth studio album, Poems, Prayers & Promises. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of beautifully was in 1538

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“Beautifully.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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