adjective, love·li·er, love·li·est.
noun, plural love·lies.
- lover's knot,
- lover's leap,
- lover, samuel
Origin of lovely
Examples from the Web for loveliest
She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.
It stands entirely on its own as one of Salinger's saddest, loveliest stories.What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author|Andrew Romano|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The loveliest thing about this play is that all it wants to do is entertain you.James Corden Talks About Improv and ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’|Janice Kaplan|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Pitti Madonna is one of this sweet company, and perhaps the loveliest of them all.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
"We are going to have a party on Sunday to introduce you to the loveliest young girl in Paris," Solonge announced.Man and Maid|Elinor Glyn
La Jolla is one of the loveliest spots on the whole Pacific Coast.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
This is one of the loveliest mornings I ever saw in Alaska; not a cloud or faintest hint of one in all the wide sky.Travels in Alaska|John Muir
Josh Billings was one of the gentlest and loveliest of our pioneers of laughter.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
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].