Definition of lovely in English:

lovely

Syllabification: love·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈləvlē
 
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adjective (lovelier, loveliest)

noun (plural lovelies)

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  • A glamorous woman or girl: a bevy of rock lovelies
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    • He was with 10 friends who were all eyeing a succession of naked lovelies when one girl approached the celebrity and suggested they drink some shots together.
    • I called over the girl that was hovering around, protecting all the lovelies in that corner of the room.
    • Surrounded by so many young lovelies (I have often wondered if there are any girls over 25 in Pattaya), how can we compete?

Derivatives

lovelily

adverb
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  • I exchanged the computer room for the library which was lovelily quiet - quieter than usual and simply a pleasure to study in.
  • There was no ornament else about her, except on her slippers, which were one mass of gleaming emeralds, of various shades of green, all mingling lovelily like the waving of grass in the wind and sun.
  • The songs synthesize lots of influences into a cohesive set, where everything flows lovelily for the forty-three-minutes plus of Marry Me.

loveliness

noun
More example sentences
  • Do most professional astronomers appreciate the loveliness of the heavens?
  • It was so calm, so serene; it had an elegant simplicity; a beauty and loveliness that humanity had yet to best.
  • No one disputes this exquisite painting's breathtaking loveliness.

Origin

Old English luflic (see love, -ly1).

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