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

Derivatives

heavenliness

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

Old English heofonlic (see heaven, -ly1).

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