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adjective love·ly \ˈləv-lē\

Definition of lovely

lovelier

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loveliest

  1. 1 obsolete :  lovable

  2. 2 :  delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace :  attractive She looks lovely in that dress.

  3. 3 :  grand, swell what a lovely morning

  4. 4 :  eliciting love by moral or ideal worth A lovely woman who loves him for himself, not for his money.

lovelily

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loveliness

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lovely

adverb

Examples of lovely in a Sentence

  1. She was wearing a lovely dress.

  2. a lovely bouquet of flowers

  3. The song has a lovely melody.

  4. The hotel has a lovely view.

  5. We enjoyed a lovely dinner.

  6. a singer with a lovely voice

  7. Their children have lovely manners.

  8. How lovely of you to come!

  9. It was lovely to have you here!

First Known Use of lovely

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of lovely

beautiful, lovely, handsome, pretty, comely, fair mean exciting sensuous or aesthetic pleasure. beautiful applies to whatever excites the keenest of pleasure to the senses and stirs emotion through the senses. beautiful mountain scenery lovely is close to beautiful but applies to a narrower range of emotional excitation in suggesting the graceful, delicate, or exquisite. a lovely melody handsome suggests aesthetic pleasure due to proportion, symmetry, or elegance. a handsome Georgian mansion pretty often applies to superficial or insubstantial attractiveness. a painter of conventionally pretty scenes comely is like handsome in suggesting what is coolly approved rather than emotionally responded to. the comely grace of a dancer fair suggests beauty because of purity, flawlessness, or freshness. fair of face

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lovely

noun love·ly

Definition of lovely

plural

lovelies

  1. 1 :  a beautiful woman

  2. 2 :  a lovely object

Examples of lovely in a Sentence

  1. A chorus line of young lovelies danced on the stage.

First Known Use of lovely

15th century



LOVELY Defined for English Language Learners

lovely

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adjective

Definition of lovely for English Language Learners

  • : attractive or beautiful especially in a graceful way

  • : very good or likable

  • : very pleasing

lovely

noun

Definition of lovely for English Language Learners

  • : a beautiful woman : a lovely woman


LOVELY Defined for Kids

lovely

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adjective love·ly \ˈləv-lē\

Definition of lovely for Students

lovelier

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loveliest

  1. 1 :  very attractive or beautiful You look lovely in that outfit.

  2. 2 :  very pleasing We had a lovely time.

loveliness

noun


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