adjective, love·li·er, love·li·est.
noun, plural love·lies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lovelylove·li·ly, adverblove·li·ness, noun
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The adjective lovely describes people or things that are charmingly or exquisitely beautiful. How is it different from beautiful, handsome, and pretty? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for lovely
This wireless speaker not only looks lovely but has a handful of really interesting features, the most interesting of which has to be letting you, at any time, rewind up to two hours with the spin of a dial.Teenage Engineering’s OB-4 ‘magic radio’ is a weird and beautiful wireless speaker|Devin Coldewey|October 1, 2020|TechCrunch
Experiment with your drawing skills for hours on end with these pens' comfortable rubber grip, or make your letters to friends pop with lovely pastel accents.Add some verve to your life with these colorful pens|PopSci Commerce Team|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
The people are lovely, and there are some amazing places to wine and dine.
Essentially, whether existing in our world is painful or lovely can be understood in aesthetic terms.Solarpunk Is Growing a Gorgeous New World in the Cracks of the Old One|Carin Ism|September 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
There is this lovely idea that academic research that’s done rigorously and challenged by peers and referees will be so robust that it can just be put into play as policy.
When he does, here is a gentleness in his voice, a reflective and lovely quality that no movie he has been in has ever captured.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Note: The egg wash both affixes the pastry to the dish and makes a lovely browned crust.
The Daily Beast spoke with the lovely actress about the holiday movie, in theaters Christmas Day, and much more.Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack|Marlow Stern|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From reports it must once have been a lovely old city with stone houses and a medieval quarter.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was it Shakespeare, in mad pursuit of a lovely boy and that voluptuous Dark Lady?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The afternoon was a lovely one—the day was a perfect example of the mellowest mood of autumn.Confidence|Henry James
Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.Among the Sioux|R. J. Creswell
At the same time he realised that she had never seemed so adorably lovely, so exquisite, so out of his reach.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Louis could not help seeing the lovely group, through the half-obscuring draperies of the open door.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Eve, too, lovely as she is, seems to bear no likelihood of resemblance to Milton's superb mother of mankind.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement