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Definition of "lovely" []

  • Full of love; loving. (adjective)
  • Inspiring love or affection. (adjective)
  • Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye. See Synonyms at beautiful. (adjective)
  • Enjoyable; delightful. (adjective)
  • A beautiful person, especially a woman. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lovely" in a sentence
  • "To hear that lovely voice, for I do her justice, and there are lovely notes in her voice, _lovely_, to hear that voice shrieking and screaming away, in what she called the great scene, was simply pitiful."
  • ""How lovely -- how _lovely_ you are!" he exclaimed, almost under his breath."
  • ""Ah! mammy," she exclaimed more than once, "what a lovely, _lovely_ home! how happy we might be here!""