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 lovely
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
I wouldnt have dreamed that 229 hydrangeas could look so lovely, except on the bush.The Automobile Girls at Newport|Laura Dent Crane
It was a lovely morning and they enjoyed their walk very much.Ella Clinton|Martha Farquharson
It was a lovely evening, very clear and cool, and twilight was sinking upon the scene.
Mariana no sooner knew him than she loved; and her love, lovely as she was, soon excited his.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
When he reached the village, there was not a man to be seen, but only some lovely women.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
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].