Origin of gorgeous
Examples from the Web for gorgeously
Seriously, though, is anyone else even a little bit put off by the level of violence in this clip, gorgeously shot as it is?Jay Z and Beyonce Release Epic, Violent New Short Film For 'On the Run' Tour|Kevin Fallon|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The LA property features 182 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a gorgeously renovated theater that seats 1,600.
But great those essays were—not just funny but gorgeously styled, stunning in their erudition, piercing in their invective.Stephen Schiff: My (Relatively Small) Crime Against Gore Vidal|Stephen Schiff|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When I pulled up in front of her store that morning, it was gorgeously sunny but also toe-chill cold.
Never felt so gorgeously, deliciously happy in my life, said Flick, in a melancholy tone.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Old Samuel Verage sat in his large, softly-cushioned armchair, in a gorgeously beflowered dressing gown.Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter|Lawrence L. Lynch
They were all gorgeously attired, and lolling about in indolent attitudes, as if life were an indescribable bore to them.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
A mature but still beautiful woman, gorgeously dressed and wearing showy jewels—with a lofty air.The 'Mind the Paint' Girl|Arthur Pinero
Her eager following of a gorgeously armed warrior exposes her to a treacherous aim, and she falls.
British Dictionary definitions for gorgeously
Word Origin for gorgeous
Word Origin and History for gorgeously (1 of 2)
late 15c., "splendid, showy" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps literally "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from Old French gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat." A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed. Related: Gorgeousness.