lov·​er·​ly ˈlə-vər-lē How to pronounce loverly (audio)
: resembling or befitting a lover

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Oh, and do read all the way to the end – there’s a loverly twist. Shelley Zalis, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 The note from Monday was to cool the loverly looks, so the duo dressed up as knife-wielding pirates for their Paso doble. Lynette Rice,, 13 Oct. 2021 Lerner and Loewe’s musical comedy confection returns to Broadway with the loverly Lauren Ambrose as the spirited flower seller Eliza Doolittle and Harry Hadden-Paton as her eccentric phonetician, Henry Higgins. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loverly was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Loverly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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