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love·ly

 (lŭv′lē)
adj. love·li·er, love·li·est
1. Beautiful especially in a pleasing or charming way. See Synonyms at beautiful.
2. Enjoyable; delightful: had a lovely weekend in the country.
3. Archaic Inspiring love or affection.
4. Obsolete Full of love; loving.
n. pl. love·lies
1. A beautiful person, especially a woman.
2. A lovely object.

love′li·ness n.
love′ly adv.

lovely

(ˈlʌvlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. very attractive or beautiful
2. highly pleasing or enjoyable: a lovely time.
3. loving and attentive
4. inspiring love; lovable
n, pl -lies
slang a lovely woman
ˈloveliness n

love•ly

(luv′lē)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
n., pl. -lies. adj
1. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye; charmingly or gracefully beautiful.
2. highly pleasing; delightful: We had a lovely time.
3. of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a lovely character.
n
4. a beautiful woman.
5. an object that is lovely.
[before 900]
love′li•ly, adv.
love′li•ness, n.
Syn: See beautiful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lovely - a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's modellovely - a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
photographer's model - a model who poses for photographers
Adj.1.lovely - appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
2.lovely - lovable especially in a childlike or naive waylovely - lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"

lovely

lovely

adjectivenoun
A person regarded as physically attractive:
beauty, belle (used of a woman), stunner.
Slang: babe, doll, hunk (used of a man), knockout, looker, stud (used of a man).
Translations
جَمِيِلٌجَميل، لَطيف، جَذّاب، رائِع، فاتِنمُبْهِج، بَهيج، مُمْتِع
půvabnýrozkošnývýtečný
dejliggodherligsmuk
ihana
ljubak
gyönyörû
dásamleguryndislegur
美しい
아주 매력적인
ljubekočarljivprikupensijajen
underbar
น่ารัก
çok güzelçok hoş/güzelhoş
đáng yêu

lovely

[ˈlʌvlɪ] ADJ (lovelier (compar) (loveliest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= beautiful) [face, figure, thing] → precioso, muy bonito, lindo (LAm); [woman] → hermoso, bello; [day] → precioso, bueno; [morning] → precioso, bonito; [food, meal] → delicioso, riquísimo
look at these lovely flowers!¡mira que flores más bonitas!
the house was full of lovely thingsla casa estaba llena de detalles preciosos, la casa estaba llena de detalles monísimos
she has two lovely sonstiene dos hijos preciosos
what lovely children/puppies!¡qué niños/cachorros tan preciosos!, ¡qué niños/cachorros más ricos or monos!
this is a lovely place for a holidayeste es un lugar precioso para venir de vacaciones
it's a lovely day!hace un día precioso or muy bueno
it's a lovely day for a walkhace un día precioso para dar un paseo
it was a lovely sunny dayhacía un día de sol precioso
we had a lovely daypasamos un día muy agradable
you look lovely, Mariaestás preciosa, María
it's lovely to see you againque alegría volver a verte
what a lovely surprise!¡qué sorpresa más agradable!
what lovely weather!¡hace un tiempo estupendo or buenísimo!
2. (= kind) [person, family, character] → encantador, amoroso (LAm)
he's got a lovely facetiene una cara muy dulce
you do say some lovely thingsdices unas cosas preciosas
3. (as intensifier)
it's lovely and cool in herehace un fresquito muy agradable aquí dentro
it's lovely and hot/cold [drink, water] → está calentito/fresquito; [air] → hace calorcito/fresquito
B. N (, liter, hum) → belleza f
swim-suited loveliesbellezas fpl en bañador

lovely

[ˈlʌvli] adj
(= beautiful) [place, house, garden] → beau(belle); [girl, woman] → ravissant(e)
They've got a lovely house → Ils ont une très belle maison.
to look lovely → être ravissant(e)
[day, weather] → magnifique, très beau(belle)
The weather is lovely → Il fait très beau., Il fait un temps magnifique.
It's a lovely day → Il fait très beau aujourd'hui.
(= very nice) (as regards character) [person] → charmant(e)
She's a lovely person → Elle est charmante.
(= enjoyable) [holiday] → très agréable; [surprise] → charmant(e)
What a lovely surprise! → Quelle charmante surprise!
to have a lovely time (= enjoy oneself) → passer un très bon moment
We had a lovely time → Nous avons passé un très bon moment.
"Did you have a nice holiday?" - "Yes, we had a lovely time." → "Vous avez passé de bonnes vacances?" - "Oui, c'était très agréable."
Have a lovely time! → Amusez-vous bien!
[food]
Is your meal OK? - Yes, it's lovely → Est-ce que c'est bon? - Oui, c'est délicieux.
(= delightful)
How lovely to see you! → Quel plaisir de vous voir!
That would be lovely! → Avec grand plaisir!

lovely

adj (+er) (= beautiful)wunderschön; babyniedlich, reizend; (= delightful)herrlich, wunderschön; jokeherrlich; (= charming, likeable)liebenswürdig, nett; personalityeinnehmend; smilegewinnend; that dress looks lovely on youdieses Kleid steht dir sehr gut; we had a lovely timees war sehr schön; it’s lovely and warm in this roomes ist schön warm in diesem Zimmer; all this lovely moneydas ganze schöne Geld; he made a lovely job of iter hat das wunderbar gemacht; have a lovely holiday (esp Brit) or vacation (US)! → schöne Ferien!; it’s been lovely to see youes war schön, dich zu sehen; how lovely of you to remember!wie nett or lieb, dass Sie daran gedacht haben; what a lovely thing to say!wie nett, so was zu sagen!
n (inf: = person) → Schöne f; yes, my lovelyja, mein schönes Kind

lovely

[ˈlʌvlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (beautiful, gen) → bello/a; (delightful, meal, voice) → delizioso/a; (evening, party) → bellissimo/a; (holiday, weather) → bello/a; (delicious, smell, meal, food) → buono/a
it's lovely and warm → fa un bel calduccio
it's been lovely seeing you → è stato un vero piacere vederti
we had a lovely time → ci siamo divertiti molto

love

(lav) noun
1. a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing. She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
2. strong attachment with sexual attraction. They are in love with one another.
3. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection). Ballet is the love of her life; Goodbye, love!
4. a score of nothing in tennis. The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0).
verb
1. to be (very) fond of. She loves her children dearly.
2. to take pleasure in. They both love dancing.
ˈlovable adjective
(negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive. a lovable child.
ˈlovely adjective
1. (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive. She is a lovely girl; She looked lovely in that dress.
2. delightful. Someone told me a lovely joke last night, but I can't remember it; a lovely meal.
ˈloveliness noun
ˈlover noun
1. a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something. an art-lover; He is a lover of sport; an animal-lover.
2. a person who is having a love affair with another.
ˈloving adjective
ˈlovingly adverb
love affair
a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married.
ˈlove-letter noun
a letter expressing love.
ˈlovesick adjective
sad because of being in love. a lovesick youth; lovesick glances.
fall in love (with)
to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for). He fell in love with her straightaway.
for love or money
in any way at all. We couldn't get a taxi for love or money.
make love
to have sexual intercourse.
there's no love lost between them
they dislike one another.

lovely

جَمِيِلٌ půvabný dejlig reizend αξιαγάπητος encantador ihana charmant ljubak bello 美しい 아주 매력적인 mooi nydelig śliczny encantador красивый underbar น่ารัก hoş đáng yêu 可爱的
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To him she would always be the loveliest woman in the world.
It's beginning to snow, girls," said Phil, coming in one November evening, "and there are the loveliest little stars and crosses all over the garden walk.
To say the truth, the lady had made him an assignation at this very place, and promised to stay at Worcester till his division came thither; with what view, and for what purpose, must be left to the reader's divination; for, though we are obliged to relate facts, we are not obliged to do a violence to our nature by any comments to the disadvantage of the loveliest part of the creation.
It is a stately church, surrounded by an inclosure of the loveliest green, within which appear urns, pillars, obelisks, and other forms of monumental marble, the tributes of private affection, or more splendid memorials of historic dust.