beautifully

adverb
beau·​ti·​ful·​ly | \ ˈbyü-ti-f(ə-)lē \

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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Maslany's makeup art Mai Quynh changed things up with an electric orange hue (Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare, to be exact) that contrasts the dress beautifully but without being a distraction from the overall look. Allure, "The Most Exciting Hair and Makeup Looks on the 2018 Emmy Awards Red Carpet," 17 Sep. 2018 The tents are beautifully designed for both form and function. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "5 glamping destinations in the US for those who want to enjoy nature in complete comfort," 27 July 2018 The French neoclassical building, adjacent to Parque España, is beautifully contrasted with modern interior design by India Mahdavi. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 The scenes were beautifully shot and there was sweetness to the dialogue between Roger and Brianna. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 8," 24 Dec. 2018 There are even multi-crock cookers which work beautifully on a buffet (hello, Thanksgiving sides!). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "16 Best Slow Cookers That Do All the Hard Work for You," 1 Nov. 2018 The series is marked by Miranda's signature use of natural light and soft tones, a shooting style that beautifully captures the warmth of her subjects. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Black Fashion Photographers to Follow on Instagram," 7 Aug. 2018 Brown has beautifully captured the beating heart of this play. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Love and death in Spring Green: 'The Recruiting Officer,' 'Exit the King'," 3 July 2018 But the number was perfectly in keeping with the distinctive subtlety and intimacy of this minor-key musical, beautifully shot to highlight Lenk's expressive gifts. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 72nd Annual Tony Awards: TV Review," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of beautifully

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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