adjective, love·li·er, love·li·est.
noun, plural love·lies.
Origin of lovely
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No sylvan dell in Arcady could have been lovelier than the spot.A Knight of the Cumberland
John Fox Jr.
Indeed it was lovely; lovelier, I fancy, than the real estate agent dreamed.The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors
The sun was up, and never shone on a prettier country nor a lovelier May morning.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson
Edward A. Moore
"A younger, a lovelier spirit has sought the Yellow Springs," replied the trembling Empress.The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories
L. Adams Beck
The third sitting materialized, and a lovelier brood of chicks was never seen.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives
Elizabeth Strong Worthington
adjective -lier or -liest
noun plural -lies
Old English luflic "affectionate, loveable;" see love (n.) + -ly (1). 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" [George P. Marsh, "The Origin and History of the English Language," 1862].