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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Marshmallow, vanilla, and orange blossom combine to create a scent reminiscent of a heavenly dessert. Sam Neibart, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna’s Favorite Perfume Now Comes in an Extreme Version," 26 Jan. 2021 The cheesy croutons are a heavenly addition and bake while the pasta cooks. Star Tribune, "Sunday supper: Lemony Chicken and Charred Artichoke Pasta," 15 Jan. 2021 His classmate had lengthy dreadlocks, Gad recalls, and a heavenly voice — plus a sly sense of humor that surfaced when the duo were required to help with set construction. Washington Post, "After ‘Hamilton,’ Leslie Odom Jr. just wanted to be himself. Then the role of Sam Cooke came calling.," 14 Jan. 2021 Her go-to is Pandora streaming service's heavenly lullabies. Emily Woodruff, NOLA.com, "No more baby cuddlers, pet visits at hospitals: 'We used to have volunteers to do that'," 2 Jan. 2021 Holding steady in first place was this tasteful, sunny one-bedroom, one-bath unit with a heavenly terrace and proximity to Central Park. New York Times, "The Most Popular Listings of November," 24 Dec. 2020 First up: pavlovas, those heavenly light clouds of crisped meringue. chicagotribune.com, "What to make, buy, eat and drink for Christmas," 22 Dec. 2020 Astrologists are heralding this heavenly event as the beginning of a new age. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Introducing Marine Serre and A$AP Rocky’s Mind-Melding, Regenerated Collection," 21 Dec. 2020 Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to await the grand worldly present, a baby boy born and placed in a manger during a state of heavenly quiescent. cleveland, "A Christmas season like no other: Olmsted Dates and Data," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of heavenly

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

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The first known use of heavenly was before the 12th century

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“Heavenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavenly. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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 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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