lovely
Pronunciation Adjective

lovely (comparative lovelier, superlative loveliest)

  1. Beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.
    It's a lovely day and the sun is shining.
    The music box plays a lovely melody.
    The castle garden enchants visitors with its lovely blooms.
    • Not one so fair of face, of speech so lovely.
  2. Very nice, wonderful.
    It would be lovely to have a little more money to spend.
  3. (obsolete) Inspiring love or friendship; amiable.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “A Midsommer Nights Dreame”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      a most lovely gentlemanlike man
  4. (obsolete) Loving, filled with love.
    • Many a lovely look on them he cast.
    • c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      seal the title with a lovely kiss
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Adverb

lovely

  1. (informal) In a lovely fashion or manner; beautifully.
Noun

lovely (plural lovelies)

  1. (informal) An attractive, lovely person, especially a (professional) beauty.
    Synonyms: pretty, darling
    a calendar depicting young lovelies in bikinis
  2. Term of fond address.
    Goodbye, my lovely.
  3. A lovely object.
Translations Adjective

lovely (comparative lovelier, superlative loveliest)

  1. (archaic) Worthy of praise.

Lovely
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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