Lovely meaning

lŭvlē
A beautiful person, especially a woman.
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Enjoyable; delightful.

Had a lovely weekend in the country.

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The definition of lovely is someone or something attractive or inspires love.

An example of lovely is a beautiful day.

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(archaic) Inspiring love or affection.
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(obsolete) Full of love; loving.
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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.

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It would be lovely to have a little more money to spend.

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Shakespeare.

A lovely kiss.

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A lovely object.
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(informal) A lovely person or thing; esp., a beautiful young woman.
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Having those qualities that inspire love, affection, or admiration.
  • Beautiful; exquisite.
  • Morally or spiritually attractive; gracious.
  • (informal) Very pleasant or enjoyable.
    A lovely party.
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An attractive, lovely person, especially a (professional) beauty.

A calendar depicting young lovelies in bikinis.

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Term of fond address.

Goodbye, my lovely.

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A lovely object.
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Beautiful especially in a pleasing or charming way.
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Origin of lovely

  • From Middle English lovely, loflik, from Old English loflÄ«c (“fit to be praised, laudable"), equivalent to lofe +"Ž -ly. Cognate with Dutch loffelijk (“laudable, praiseworthy"), German löblich (“commendable, laudable, praiseworthy"), Swedish lovlig (“permissible"). More at lofe, love.

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  • From Middle English lovely, luvelich, lufli, from Old English luflÄ«c (“amiable, loving, lovable"), equivalent to love +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary