adjective, adverb

like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a lover; loverlike.

Origin of loverly

First recorded in 1870–75; lover + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for loverly

Historical Examples of loverly

  • He spoke in loverly vein, and Cally was able to answer soothingly.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • For after twenty-three years of marriage, the note of loverly extravagance is as rare as the note of the cuckoo in July.

    Far to Seek

    Maud Diver

  • I bin lookin' at the cards for you, miss, an' I see a loverly future,' she began in a coaxing voice. '

    Our Elizabeth

    Florence A. Kilpatrick

  • "Loverly," answered the little beggar in a mollified voice, and for a moment or two there was again silence.

    That Little Beggar

    E. King Hall

  • And urged by his welling love he again embraced her and again pressed a loverly kiss upon Matilda's veil.