Definition of heavenly in English:

heavenly

Syllabification: heav·en·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈhevənlē
 
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adjective

1Of heaven; divine: heavenly Father
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  • It tries to gain advantages before God and obtain righteousness through a supposedly better life with more divine occupations and more heavenly thoughts.
  • The members of the church today are blest with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ.
  • Let's listen carefully for the counsel of the Holy Spirit and train our eyes on the prize of the heavenly Jerusalem.
Synonyms
divine, holy, celestial, supernal; angelic, seraphic, cherubic
literary empyrean
2Of the heavens or sky: heavenly constellations
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  • With allusions to the heavenly clutter of planets and stars, the artist gives his canvases a feeling of boundlessness.
  • Perfect motion should be in circles, so the stars and planets, being heavenly objects, moved in circles.
Synonyms
celestial, cosmic, stellar, astral; planetary; extraterrestrial, superterrestrial
3 informal Very pleasing; wonderful: their shampoos smell heavenly it was a heavenly morning for a ride
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  • Jason Pierce oversaw the compilation of tracks here, and it serves as a timely reminder of the heavenly wonder of one of Britain's foremost musical talents.
  • I was about to give up when I spotted the most beautiful, perfect, heavenly, off white, romantic fairy-fantasy skirt at the far end of the floor.
  • It was like the world disappeared, and we were spinning in a void of perfect, heavenly intimacy and pleasure.
Synonyms
delightful, wonderful, glorious, perfect, excellent, sublime, idyllic, first-class, first-rate; blissful, pleasurable, enjoyable; exquisite, beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, enchanting
informal divine, super, great, fantastic, fabulous, terrific

Origin

Old English heofonlic (see heaven, -ly1).

Derivatives

heavenliness

noun
More example sentences
  • He wants riches: heavenliness, efficacy, majesty.
  • An expression of love, it is usually regard as an expression so great that it could place the recipient into a state of complete heavenliness and bliss.

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