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Meaning of LOVELY

Pronunciation:  'luvlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
  2. [adj]  appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
  3. [adj]  lovable especially in a childlike or naive way

LOVELY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: adorable, beautiful, cover girl, endearing, lovable, loveable, pin-up
 See Also: photographer's model



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Love"ly\, a. [Compar. {Lovelier}; superl. {Loveliest}.]
    [AS. luflic.]
    1. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to
       excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form,
       looks, tone, or manner. ``Lovely to look on.'' --Piers
             Not one so fair of face, of speech so lovely.
                                                   --Robert of
             If I had such a tire, this face of mine Were full as
             lovely as is this of hers.            --Shak.
    2. Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which
       excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship.
             A most lovely gentlemanlike man.      --Shak.
    3. Loving; tender. [Obs.] ``A lovely kiss.'' --Shak.
             Many a lovely look on them he cast.   --Chaucer.
    4. Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which
       is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely
       valley; a lovely melody.
             Indeed these fields Are lovely, lovelier not the
             Elysian lawns.                        --Tennyson.
    Syn: Beautiful; charming; delightful; delectable; enchanting;
         lovable; amiable.
  2. \Love"ly\, adv.
    In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.]
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