Beautiful meaning

byo͝o'tə-fəl
Having beauty; very pleasing to the eye, ear, mind, etc.
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Used to express approval or delight.
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Excellent; wonderful.

Hit a beautiful shot from the tee.

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Having qualities that delight or appeal to the senses and often the mind.
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Attractive and possessing charm.

Anyone who has ever met her thought she was absolutely beautiful.

There's a beautiful lake by the town.

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(as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!

Beautiful! What a catch! (referring to an athlete catching a ball)

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(as a pro-sentence; ironic) How unfortunate that is!

Beautiful! I dropped the soup on the floor!

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The definition of beautiful is having qualities that are pleasing to the senses.

A gorgeous young woman, a mother dog taking care of her young and a picturesque sunset are each an example of something that is beautiful.

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Used to express approval or pleasure.
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(of the weather) Pleasant; clear.

It's beautiful outside, let's go for a walk.

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Well executed.

The skater performed a beautiful axel.

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the beautiful
  • The quality of beauty.
  • Those who are beautiful.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the beautiful

Origin of beautiful

  • (1520) From beauty + -ful (“full of”). Displaced earlier sheen (from Middle English schene (“beautiful”), from Old English scīene (“beautiful”)), Middle English wliti (“beautiful”), from Old English wlitiġ (“beautiful”).
    From Wiktionary