be·​loved | \ bi-ˈləvd How to pronounce beloved (audio) , -ˈlə-vəd, bē- How to pronounce beloved (audio) \

Definition of beloved

: dearly loved : dear to the heart our beloved grandmother a beloved public figure

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beloved noun

Examples of beloved in a Sentence

He is a beloved public figure. an actor beloved by millions of fans one of the city's most beloved buildings
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Justice Smith is currently playing Pokémon Crystal, the second generation of the beloved GameBoy video game. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, ""Pokémon Detective Pikachu" Star Justice Smith on the Power of Representation, Fans Dressing Up as Tim Goodman, and Sequel Ideas," 17 May 2019 While most reactions focused on the first and middle monikers (particularly, the first’s association with a beloved American comic-book character) others noticed what wasn’t included: a royal title. Vogue, "Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Son, Archie, Doesn’t Have a Royal Title," 16 May 2019 Putting those ideas onto Re/Done's beloved reworked vintage model sounds like a dream project. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Attico x Re/Done is the Hottest Collaboration of the Summer," 15 May 2019 There is no shortage of inspirational examples of beloved buildings that have risen from the ashes. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Beloved Buildings That Rose from the Ashes," 2 May 2019 The Kit-Kat Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate is a fun spin on the beloved flavor combination of mint and chocolate. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "We Got an Exclusive First Taste of the New Kit-Kat Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate," 25 Apr. 2019 Before launching her now-beloved skincare line, Gargiulo had a background in furniture design. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "How This Skincare Mogul Crafts a Vintage-Filled Home That’s Constantly Evolving," 25 Apr. 2019 There's no minimum on the coupon, but don't hold back, either because the beloved brand is offering a complimentary three-piece gift on purchases of $125 or more. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "The Kiehl's Friends and Family Sale Is Happening Now," 23 Apr. 2019 But for founder Taylor Simmons and her community in Antigua, the re-launch is merely an exciting second act for an already beloved brand. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Coco Shop's Debut Collection Is the Only Thing You'll Need for Your Next Vacation," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of beloved

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beloved

Middle English, from past participle of beloven to love, from be- + loven to love

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English Language Learners Definition of beloved

: very much loved : dearly loved


be·​lov·​ed | \ bə-ˈlə-vəd How to pronounce beloved (audio) , -ˈləvd\

Kids Definition of beloved

: greatly loved : very dear a beloved friend

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