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lovely

[ luhv-lee ]
/ 藞l蕦v li /
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adjective, love路li路er, love路li路est.
noun, plural love路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.
adverb
Nonstandard. very well; splendidly.
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Origin of lovely

before 900; Middle English luvelich,Old English lufl墨c amiable. See love, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM lovely

love路li路ly, adverblove路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lovely

lovely
/ (藞l蕦vl瑟) /

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 forms of lovely

loveliness, noun
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