[ luhv-lee ]
/ ˈlʌv li /
adjective, love·li·er, love·li·est.
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 love·lies.
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.
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Related formslove·li·ly, adverblove·li·ness, noun
1, 2. See beautiful.
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British Dictionary definitions for lovelies
/ (ˈlʌvlɪ) /
adjective -lier or -liest
very attractive or beautiful
highly pleasing or enjoyablea lovely time
loving and attentive
inspiring love; lovable
noun plural -lies
slang a lovely woman
Derived Formsloveliness, noun
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