having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress;a beautiful speech.
excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.
wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
the concept of beauty.
(used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively: the good and the beautiful.
the ideal of beauty: to strive to attain the beautiful.
wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!
extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!
- beau·ti·ful·ly, adverb
- beau·ti·ful·ness, noun
- un·beau·ti·ful, adjective
- un·beau·ti·ful·ly, adverb
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How to use beautiful in a sentence
Of course, it’s sad, but it’s also the most beautiful thing.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame | Rafael Tonon | September 17, 2020 | Eater
When the world seems upside down, it’s good to work toward something beautiful.Fortune launches a new community for leaders who want to change business for good | Ellen McGirt | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
The Rio Claro in Chile is one of the most beautiful stretches of river that we’ve ever seen.
You could literally put yourself out there, but Gladys Knight is one of those people because she is just a beautiful person.Sitcom Queen Tichina Arnold Got Funny to Avoid Spankings | Pallabi Munsi | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
It’s incredibly satisfying to turn a digital photograph into a beautiful, high-quality print that you can hold.
Its graceful hotels and beautiful restaurants are totally dependent on the tourist trade.
Chen bowed her head during the playing of “America the beautiful.”
There was something beautiful about this, and I still see that beauty.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here is where the biking becomes the most beautiful — and increasingly challenging.
In this world of ours, some melodies are just more beautiful than others.
Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Not a few of these are extremely beautiful, and are well worth growing on this account, quite apart from their peculiarity.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
Yet he realized that Mrs. Chepstow was looking less faded, younger, more beautiful than when last he had been with her.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for beautiful
possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing
highly enjoyable; very pleasant: the party was beautiful
- beautifulness, noun
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