adjective, pret·ti·er, pret·ti·est.
noun, plural pret·ties.
verb (used with object), pret·tied, pret·ty·ing.
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Idioms for pretty
- in an advantageous position.
- well-to-do; successful.
Origin of pretty
synonym study for pretty
usage note for pretty
OTHER WORDS FROM pretty
Words nearby pretty
Example sentences from the Web for prettily
Lloyd Morgan has prettily likened the vital processes to the periodic formation and discharge of explosive substances.On Germinal Selection as a Source of Definite Variation|August Weismann
Here then were near two hundred acres, environed by the Rhine, prettily disposed in wood and meadow, absolutely at our mercy.A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper
My own last, precisely, has been doing for you all you so prettily mention.The Golden Bowl|Henry James
The city lies to the left, below you, and the towers rise so prettily—precisely as in a picture.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
It is prettily decorated inside by delicately stained windows, and has a small but fine organ.Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo|W. Cope Devereux
British Dictionary definitions for prettily
adjective -tier or -tiest
noun plural -ties
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
Derived forms of prettyprettily, adverbprettiness, noun
Word Origin for pretty
Idioms and Phrases with prettily
In addition to the idioms beginning with pretty
- pretty as a picture
- pretty much
- pretty penny, a
- in a fix (pretty pickle)
- kettle of fish, pretty
- sitting pretty