Definition of lovely in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləvlē/

adjective (lovelier, loveliest)

1Exquisitely beautiful: you have lovely eyes lovely views
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  • This addition to the lake will add much to the area and will attract more people to view its lovely scenery.
  • He had taken a lovely, sweet, beautiful girl and hurt her terribly, all in the name of revenge.
  • The cabins were located on the side of hill with lots of deck room, clean amenities inside and lovely views.
beautiful, pretty, attractive, good-looking, appealing, handsome, adorable, exquisite, sweet, personable, charming;
enchanting, engaging, winsome, seductive, sexy, gorgeous, alluring, ravishing, glamorous
informal tasty, knockout, stunning, drop-dead gorgeous
killer, cute, foxy, hot
formal beauteous
archaic comely, fair
scenic, picturesque, pleasing, easy on the eye;
magnificent, stunning, splendid
1.1 informal Very pleasant or enjoyable; delightful: we’ve had a lovely day she’s a lovely person
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  • Those who made the effort to come along enjoyed a lovely meal and an enjoyable night.
  • When I rang a few days later she was having a lovely time, marvelling particularly about the scenery.
  • I admit to having a crush on him - he has the most gorgeous brown eyes, a wonderful smile and a lovely sense of humour.
delightful, very pleasant, very nice, very agreeable, marvelous, wonderful, sublime, superb, magical
informal terrific, fabulous, heavenly, divine, amazing, glorious

noun (plural lovelies)

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?



Pronunciation: /-ləlē/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Old English luflic (see love, -ly1).

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Syllabification: love·ly

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