Adjective "lovely" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈlʌvli/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Very beautiful or attractive.
  1. 'she looked lovely'
  2. 'This addition to the lake will add much to the area and will attract more people to view its lovely scenery.'
  3. 'Emma is a really lovely girl, always smiling.'
  4. 'And there it is, lovely to behold.'
  5. 'We have indulged in some mountain biking and hiking here which is always rewarded with lovely views.'
  6. 'I was working with a really lovely girl who I get on with really well.'
  7. 'My, don't you look absolutely lovely in that dress.'
  8. 'However, I will often look at an article that my lovely wife recommends.'
  9. 'Many lovely images were produced and participants were delighted with their craft work.'
  10. 'It's in a fantastic location on the coast, with sea-views out of one side, and views over a lovely lake from the other.'
  11. 'The sun had set, and the sky was that lovely shade of blue between twilight and true night.'
  12. 'how lovely to see you!'
  13. 'When I rang a few days later she was having a lovely time, marvelling particularly about the scenery.'
  14. 'Despite all this, the cookies tasted lovely.'
  15. 'They were eating mangoes, which smelled lovely, and I said as much.'
  16. 'Again this sounds absolutely lovely, but who would end up paying for it in practice?'
  17. 'The weather was lovely and an enjoyable time was had by all who participated.'
  18. 'Those who made the effort to come along enjoyed a lovely meal and an enjoyable night.'
  19. 'This was a very enjoyable experience for the choir and a lovely way to start Christmas Week.'
  20. 'I had a lovely evening with some tasty food, delicious wine and entertaining company.'
  21. 'I especially enjoyed the train trip and the company of lovely people in the group.'
  22. 'I'm going to see him, and some other lovely people, and I'm really very excited.'

noun

An attractive woman or girl.
  1. 'Surrounded by so many young lovelies (I have often wondered if there are any girls over 25 in Pattaya), how can we compete?'
  2. 'I lived in Southampton for years and that was wall-to-wall lovelies.'
  3. 'And the 26-year-old soon had a stream of scantily-clad lovelies vying for his attention.'
  4. 'At a recent party at the Playboy mansion, rather than chatting up the busty lovelies, he spent the whole evening talking to his idol, a San Francisco Giants baseball player.'
  5. 'The only difference was he had a legion of lovelies in tow, who spoke in hushed tones of Simon being ‘quietly confident’.'
  6. 'He has saved the world from nuclear destruction and chemical warfare, bedded an endless stream of lovelies and made himself Scotland's best known cinematic export.'
  7. 'This is the place to spot the label-clad lovelies sipping their brandy sours, often accompanied by half of the racing drivers on the Formula One circuit.'
  8. 'It doesn't contain any bug-eyed monsters, bearded Zen masters or bouffanted, Lycra-clad lovelies.'
  9. 'He was with 10 friends who were all eyeing a succession of naked lovelies when one girl approached the celebrity and suggested they drink some shots together.'
  10. 'I've taken up going to the gym on a regular basis, and not just to stare at the nubile lovelies.'
  11. 'don't worry, my lovely'
  12. 'I'll try and post again tomorrow my lovelies, but things are absolutely hectic in work so at the moment, so you never know…'
  13. '‘Hello lovelies,’ croons Carrie into the shop window, addressing a perfect pair of pink and green shoes.'

Definitions

1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower.

2. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.

3. delightful; highly pleasing: to have a lovely time.

4. of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a lovely character. noun, plural lovelies.

5. Informal. a beautiful woman, especially a show girl.

6. any person or thing that is pleasing, highly satisfying, or the like: Every car in the new line is a

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be lovely in/at/on tonights."

"people can be lovely in saris."

"sweaters can be lovely in movements."

"smallpoxs can be lovely in excellencieses."

"sisters can be lovely in habits."

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Origin

Old English luflic (see love, -ly).

Phrase

lovely jubbly