heav·​en·​ly | \ ˈhe-vən-lē \

Definition of heavenly

1 : of or relating to heaven or the heavens : celestial the heavenly choirs use a telescope to study the heavenly bodies
2a : suggesting the blessed state of heaven : beatific heavenly peace

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heavenliness noun

Examples of heavenly in a Sentence

the moon, stars, and other heavenly bodies had a heavenly time at the dance

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For lovers of the outdoors (hiking and trekking in summer, skiing and snow activities in winter), this property is an amazing hideaway offering delicious food and a Michelin-star restaurant on-site, along with a heavenly spa. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 And obviously, style runs in the family, because Khloé also matched with her daughter, True Thompson, in heavenly dresses, making for the perfect sister-sister pictures. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Crystal-Covered Gown to the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Party," 26 Dec. 2018 His Spring 2019 show was a celebration of Mother Nature as expressed through the heavenly bodies of his diverse cast. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "1968 vs. 2018: 50 Years Later Fashion Is Still Playing With the Bohemian Rhapsody of the Late, Tumultuous ’60s," 14 Dec. 2018 From specialty chocolates and heavenly candles to high-end headphones and glam accessories, there's something for everyone in this holiday edit. 'Tis the season for getting together — and looking extra-special doing so. Nicola Fumo, Harper's BAZAAR, "Thoughtful Gifts For Everyone On Your List," 12 Dec. 2018 But even the humblest synagogues were designed to reflect a heavenly reality. Leslie Camhi, ELLE Decor, "Inside the World's Most Beautiful Synagogues," 5 Nov. 2018 Our 3,000-square-foot hacienda had a large living room, a master bedroom, a huge screened in porch (with a heavenly swing), and a private plunge pool. Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Houston," 12 Oct. 2018 The author of more than 25 books, Roth was an uncompromising realist and satirist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85," 23 May 2018 An empty airport may sound heavenly to anyone who has had to cope with the crowds and chaos at La Guardia or Hartsfield-Jackson or O’Hare. New York Times, "The Trouble With the Memphis Airport: No Crowds," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of heavenly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of heavenly

: appearing or occurring in the sky
: of or relating to heaven : divine or blessed
informal : very pleasant or good


heav·​en·​ly | \ ˈhe-vən-lē \

Kids Definition of heavenly

1 : occurring or situated in the sky The sun, moon, and stars are heavenly bodies.
2 : divine entry 1 sense 1 heavenly angels
3 : entirely delightful heavenly weather

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