1. informal excessively or ostentatiously pretty

Words Nearby pretty-pretty

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How to use pretty-pretty in a sentence

  • (He rushes against the mauve shade, flapping noisily) Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty petticoats.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • I know he admires you, for when the countess asked him if he thought you pretty—pretty!

    Wild Margaret | Geraldine Fleming
  • Had this audaciously handsome man a cult for the pretty-pretty?

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • And you know people who arent Catholics, dad, are apt to think that our fairs are pretty—pretty money-making, you know!'

    Atlantic Narratives | Mary Antin
  • As I expected, he was just a silly old man, a diatomaniac fond of pretty-pretty slides and not a scientific man at all.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man | Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion