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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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 Similarly, by considering the sun as the prime partner of various heavenly body pairings, researchers could calculate the heft of the rest of the planets based on the length of their years. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "How astronomers weigh the universe (and everything in it)," 26 Dec. 2019 Standing on a ground of many flowers, a heavenly meadow, the angels join or drape their hands to become a celestial sorority. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, "A Mystery Meets the Mystical," 17 Jan. 2020 Enter Hoffman and Cohen, who somewhat patiently welcome Larry into a heavenly place. Peter Allen Clark, Time, "The 12 Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Cameos of All Time," 17 Jan. 2020 Mere minutes of acclimatization can feel like an eternity, but eventually your muscles reach a heavenly state of relaxation. Jen Murphy, Sunset Magazine, "Earn Your Burn on a Secret Backcountry Skiing Adventure in Colorado," 13 Jan. 2020 Two years after the proposal, the couple exchanged vows in a heavenly ceremony, symbolic of how much faith has played a role in their relationship. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Bridal Bliss: Mercy and Edmond's Heavenly Houston Wedding Looked Like A Fairy Tale," 8 Jan. 2020 The trees are a coral bark maple, a Japanese maple, a Nandina (heavenly bamboo) a Japanese cedar (Cryptomaria), and an Arizona blue cypress. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Check out the many gardening uses for corrugated cardboard," 5 Jan. 2020 Topped off with a heavenly lemon angel food cake, that bit of tart sweetness was flavor layering at its 35,000-feet best. Sable Yong, Allure, "I Took the Longest Flight in the World to Experience Its Built-In Wellness Center," 28 Dec. 2019 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Excerpt: An account of Christmas, from the Book of Luke, King James version," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of heavenly

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

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21 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Heavenly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavenly. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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How to pronounce heavenly (audio)

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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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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