lovely

[[t]lʌ̱vli[/t]]
♦♦♦
lovelier, loveliest
1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone or something as lovely, you mean that they are very beautiful and therefore pleasing to look at or listen to. [mainly BRIT]

You look lovely, Marcia...

He had a lovely voice...

It was just one of those lovely old English gardens.

Derived words:
loveliness N-UNCOUNT

You are a vision of loveliness.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as lovely, you mean that it gives you pleasure. [mainly BRIT, mainly SPOKEN]

Mary! How lovely to see you!...

It's a lovely day...

What a lovely surprise!

Syn:
marvellous, wonderful
3) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone as lovely, you mean that they are friendly, kind, or generous. [mainly BRIT]

Laura is a lovely young woman...

She's a lovely child.

Syn:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Lovely — Love ly, a. [Compar. {Lovelier}; superl. {Loveliest}.] [AS. luflic.] 1. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner. Lovely to look on. Piers Plowman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lovely — may refer to:In music: * Lovely (album), an album by The Primitives * Lovely (Jocelyn Enriquez album) * Lovely , a single by Bubba Sparxxx from his album Dark Days, Bright Nights * Lovely , a song by Suicidal Tendencies from their album… …   Wikipedia

  • Lovely — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Lovely (Kentucky) Lovely (Pennsylvania) Personen: Pete Lovely (1926–2011), US amerikanischer Autorennfahrer Sonstiges: Lovely (Film), 2001 Lovely Music, US amerikanisches Platten Label …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • lovely — [luv′lē] adj. lovelier, loveliest [ME luvelich < OE luflic] having those qualities that inspire love, affection, or admiration; specif., a) beautiful; exquisite b) morally or spiritually attractive; gracious c) Informal highly enjoyable [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Lovely — Love ly, adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.] Tyndale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lovely — index elegant, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lovely — O.E. luflic affectionate, loveable; see LOVE (Cf. love) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). The modern sense of lovable on account of beauty, attractive is from c.1300, applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum cake to a …   Etymology dictionary

  • lovely — *beautiful, fair, comely, pretty, bonny, handsome, beauteous, pulchritudinous, good looking Analogous words: alluring, enchanting, charming, attractive (see under ATTRACT): *delightful, delectable: exquisite, delicate, dainty, rare (see CHOICE)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lovely — [adj] beautiful, charming; agreeable admirable, adorable, alluring, amiable, attractive, beauteous, bewitching, captivating, comely, dainty, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, exquisite, fair, good… …   New thesaurus

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