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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Favorite tones from her beloved Market Collection will also be available exterior paint now: Shiplap, a tawny off-white, Blackboard, a trusty charcoal, and Weekend, the perfect dark teal. Amanda Sims, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines Wants to Paint the Outside of Your House," 1 Mar. 2019 Logitech made a smart decision here, bringing back a beloved mouse with updated features. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Logitech brings back its MX518 gaming mouse with an updated version for 2019," 21 Feb. 2019 Fans will never forget the tragic loss of his beloved wife, Linda Reagan, whose death was revealed during the season 8 premiere. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "This Dramatic 'Blue Bloods' Moment Will Change Danny Reagan's Life Forever," 15 Feb. 2019 Alongside Barbara, his beloved wife of 73 years, Bush dispensed words of wisdom long beyond his tenure in public service, inspiring many with his faith and hope for a better tomorrow. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "11 Inspirational Quotes from George H.W. Bush," 30 Nov. 2018 For Belgians, the museum also became a beloved weekend destination, situated in an elegant Brussels suburb and surrounded by a landscaped park. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Museum Rethinks Its Mission," 9 Nov. 2018 But one surprising member of the regal crew not in attendance for the festivities is Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charle's beloved wife. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Prince Charles Arrived Without Camilla at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Or that Sawyer will be left on the ground, staring up in horror as his beloved wife (Neve Campbell) and kids (McKenna Roberts and Noah Cottrell) wind up trapped on the 96th floor, just above the fire zone. Justin Chang,, "Dwayne Johnson scales the heights in the thrillingly dumb 'Skyscraper'," 11 July 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved wife Robyn and his son Daniel. Abigail Abrams, Time, "Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Political Commentator, Dies at 68," 21 June 2018

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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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