heav·​en·​ly ˈhe-vən-lē How to pronounce heavenly (audio)
: of or relating to heaven or the heavens : celestial
the heavenly choirs
use a telescope to study the heavenly bodies
: suggesting the blessed state of heaven : beatific
heavenly peace
heavenliness noun

Examples of heavenly in a Sentence

The weather on vacation was heavenly. Do not concern yourself with material possessions, but with things heavenly, the prophet admonished. the moon, stars, and other heavenly bodies had a heavenly time at the dance
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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
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 3 Dec. 2023.

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heav·​en·​ly ˈhev-ən-lē How to pronounce heavenly (audio)
: of or relating to heaven or the heavens
heavenly bodies such as the stars
: suggesting the blessed state of heaven
heavenly grace
: completely delightful
a heavenly day
heavenliness noun

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