prettily


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pret·ty

 (prĭt′ē)
adj. pret·ti·er, pret·ti·est
1. Pleasing or attractive in a graceful or delicate way. See Synonyms at beautiful.
2. Clever; adroit: a pretty maneuver.
3. Very bad; terrible: in a pretty predicament; a situation that has reached a pretty pass.
4. Ostensibly or superficially attractive but lacking substance or conviction: full of pretty phrases.
5. Informal Considerable in size or extent: a pretty fortune.
adv.
1. To a fair degree; moderately: a pretty good student.
2. In a pretty manner; prettily or pleasingly.
n. pl. pret·ties
1. One that is pretty.
2. pretties Delicate clothing, especially lingerie.
tr.v. pret·tied, pret·ty·ing, pret·ties
To make pretty: pretty up the house.
Idiom:
pretty much
For the most part; mostly: "The ... matter was pretty much dying down" (John Strahinich).

[Middle English prety, clever, fine, handsome, from Old English prættig, cunning, from prætt, trick.]

pret′ti·ly adv.
pret′ti·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.prettily - in a pretty manner; "all this is most prettily done"
Translations
بِظرافَه، بِجاذِبِيَّهعَلَى نَحْوٍ جَمِيلٍ
pěkně
nydeligt
nätisti
lijepo
laglega
きれいに
예쁘게
vackert
อย่างสวยงาม
một cách duyên dáng

prettily

[ˈprɪtɪlɪ] ADV [smile, blush] → de forma encantadora; [sit] → con gracia; [arrange, lay out] → con elegancia
prettily patternedcon un diseño elegante or bonito
her daughters were always prettily dressedsus hijas siempre iban muy guapas or preciosas

prettily

[ˈprɪtɪli] adv
[smile] → avec grâce
[decorated, dressed, arranged, presented] → joliment

prettily

advnett; dress alsohübsch; (= charmingly)reizend, hübsch

prettily

[ˈprɪtɪlɪ] advgraziosamente

pretty

(ˈpriti) adjective
1. (not usually of boys and men) pleasing or attractive. a pretty girl/tune/picture/dress.
2. used jokingly. This is a pretty mess!
adverb
rather. That's pretty good; He's pretty old now.
ˈprettily adverb
ˈprettiness noun
pretty much the same, pretty much alike etc
more or less the same, alike etc.
pretty well
nearly. I've pretty well finished.

prettily

عَلَى نَحْوٍ جَمِيلٍ pěkně nydeligt hübsch ωραία bellamente, con gracia nätisti joliment lijepo graziosamente きれいに 예쁘게 mooi nokså pięknie lindamente мило vackert อย่างสวยงาม hoş bir şekilde một cách duyên dáng 漂亮地
References in classic literature ?
Feeling almost happy again, she laid by a few ferns and roses for herself, and quickly made up the rest in dainty bouquets for the breasts, hair, or skirts of her friends, offering them so prettily that Clara, the elder sister, told her she was `the sweetest little thing she ever saw', and they looked quite charmed with her small attention.
They were two or three prettily written letters, exhaling a faint odor of refinement and of the pressed flowers that peeped from between the loose leaves.
Topsy looked pleased, as Eva said,--"Topsy, you arrange flowers very prettily.
Of a truth the phrase hath a fair and winsome grace, and is prettily worded withal.
Your words have delineated very prettily a graceful Apollo: he is present to your imagination,--tall, fair, blue-eyed, and with a Grecian profile.
She nodded and waved her hand in return, very gracefully and prettily -- but with something of old-fashioned formality in her manner, which looked strangely in so young a woman, and which seemed out of harmony with a salutation addressed to her father.
It was a prettily furnished room, with a piano and some lively furniture in red and green, and some flowers.
Yet sweet Nancy might have been expected to feel still more keenly the denial of a blessing to which she had looked forward with all the varied expectations and preparations, solemn and prettily trivial, which fill the mind of a loving woman when she expects to become a mother.
One student was prettily trying a pair of new gloves upon his little woman's hand.
Yes, sir," said he, "this is the spot, to be sure, and very prettily drawed out.
She asked him a few questions, performed her duties as hostess prettily, took up the tray again and left the room.
Well said," growled Baloo, for Mowgli had returned thanks very prettily.