Definition of heavenly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛv(ə)nli/


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.
divine, holy, celestial, godlike, godly, angelic, seraphic, cherubic, blessed, blest, beatific, immortal
literary empyrean, empyreal
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.
extraterrestrial, extramundane, unearthly, other-worldly
literary empyrean, empyreal
rare 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.



Pronunciation: /ˈhɛv(ə)nlɪnəs/
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.


Old English heofonlic (see heaven, -ly1).

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