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

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

lovelily, adverb
loveliness, noun

1, 2. See beautiful. Unabridged
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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

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Word Origin & History

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
The city has beautiful parks, lovely museums and restaurants, and a thriving
  business and civic community.
Happy times, and pleasant to think back to an amazing time spent with friends
  in a beautiful land with lovely people.
The beautiful and versatile camera crane, almost as lovely as it's avian
All the birds were beautiful, but this one was particularly lovely.
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