lovely

[luhv-lee]
adjective, lovelier, loveliest.
1.
charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower.
2.
having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.
3.
delightful; highly pleasing: to have a lovely time.
4.
of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a lovely character.
noun, plural lovelies.
5.
Informal. a beautiful woman, especially a show girl.
6.
any person or thing that is pleasing, highly satisfying, or the like: Every car in the new line is a lovely.
adverb
7.
Nonstandard. very well; splendidly.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English luvelich, Old English luflīc amiable. See love, -ly

lovelily, adverb
loveliness, noun


1, 2. See beautiful.
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lovely (ˈlʌvlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  very attractive or beautiful
2.  highly pleasing or enjoyable: a lovely time
3.  loving and attentive
4.  inspiring love; lovable
 
n , -lier, -liest, -lies
5.  slang a lovely woman
 
'loveliness
 
n

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lovely
O.E. luflic "affectionate, loveable," 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 Gothic cathedral" [Marsh].
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Example sentences
And, courtesy of the loveliness of the sea, the poems were especially moving.
There was loveliness to rust, cracks in the road, and a texture to the rocky
  sidewalks.
While lilac is statuesque and intriguing, peonies are heart-breaking in their
  exquisite charm and loveliness.
The gap in her teeth had always taken away from her loveliness.
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