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 loveliness
Lee makes a convincing case that the loveliness of much Renaissance art is inversely related to the moral ugliness of its patrons.
The loveliness was made all the more unlikely by the lingering smell of smoke.Nor’easter Brings Dangerous Beauty to Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy|Michael Daly|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He challenges the shades and overcomes them with the loveliness of his song.Ann Wroe’s ‘Orpheus’: Why the Mythological Muse Haunts Us|Ann Wroe|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The mere mention of the name is sufficient to send visions of loveliness glimmering through the memory.Alaska|Ella Higginson
Both spoke with tearful eyes and quivering lip of his worth and loveliness.Arthur Hamilton, and His Dog|Anonymous
The scene filled him with rapture; the loveliness of earth and sky intoxicated him.Cudjo's Cave|J. T. Trowbridge
Surely, I thought, no suppression of their growth can be essential to their loveliness and truth and purity!Lilith|George MacDonald
He sat down again beside the tiller, and we sailed on in the same silence, into the loveliness of the morning.The Tale Of Mr. Peter Brown - Chelsea Justice|V. Sackville West
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].