Definition of beauty
1 : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : loveliness a woman of great physical beauty exploring the natural beauty of the island A thing of beauty is a joy forever … — John Keats
2 : a beautiful person or thing His new car's a real beauty.; especially : a beautiful woman She was a great beauty in her day.
3 : a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality Well, at any rate, he had two great beauties—the pale flat white of his skin and his great shaggy mass of dark hair. — Dorothy C. Fisher
4 : a brilliant, extreme, or egregious example or instance caught a couple of beauties on our last fishing trip that mistake was a beauty
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Examples of beauty in a Sentence
We explored the natural beauty of the island.
I'm learning to appreciate the beauty of poetry.
We explored the natural beauties of the island.
She was one of the great beauties of her time.
Recent Examples of beauty from the Web
One was Sharon Stevens, granddaughter of Audrey O’Connor, winner of the 1919 Tidal Basin bathing beauty contest Answer Man mentioned.
Just sayin ' •I never thought this structure added beauty to our community.
This exhibition is concerned with the fragility of life, the search for beauty and the fundamental urgency to respect and care for honeybees and the earth.
Group’s China cosmetic sales jump 20% in quarter through March China makeup sales may surge 72% to $7.4 billion through 2021 Chinese millennials are becoming the world’s biggest beauty queens, thanks to the power of the internet.
And there’s lots of amazing things that happen in the music, as well of course as the great beauty.
On a Monday in March, McBride was set to start his first shift at a suburban beauty products factory with the institute's help.
These physical attributes and a narrow range of colors elevate the birds to true beauty.
Whit loves Japanese maples, and has planted more than 150 of these graceful beauties.
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BEAUTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beauty for English Language Learners
: the quality of being physically attractive
: the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind
: a beautiful woman
BEAUTY Defined for Kids
Definition of beauty for Students
1 : the qualities of a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or to the mind the beauty of the landscape a person of great beauty
2 : a beautiful or excellent person or thing That car is a real beauty.
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