heavenly

adjective heav·en·ly \ ˈhe-vən-lē \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of heavenly

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

heavenliness

noun

Examples of heavenly in a Sentence

  1. the moon, stars, and other heavenly bodies

  2. had a heavenly time at the dance

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First Known Use of heavenly

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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heavenly Synonyms


HEAVENLY Defined for English Language Learners

heavenly

Definition of heavenly for English Language Learners

  • : appearing or occurring in the sky

  • : of or relating to heaven : divine or blessed

  • : very pleasant or good


HEAVENLY Defined for Kids

heavenly

adjective heav·en·ly \ ˈhe-vən-lē \

Definition of heavenly for Students

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


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