heav·​en·​ly | \ ˈhe-vən-lē How to pronounce heavenly (audio) \

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

Other Words from heavenly

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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First Known Use of heavenly

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

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11 May 2022

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“Heavenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavenly. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for heavenly


heav·​en·​ly | \ ˈhe-vən-lē How to pronounce heavenly (audio) \

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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