prettily


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Related to prettily: nonetheless, sit idly by

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 ?
The bean thanked him most prettily, but as the tailor used black thread, all beans since then have a black seam.
And therefore Montaigne saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace, and such an odious charge?
She was dressed prettily and carefully, with the customary touch of color in the scarlet geranium at her white throat.
The solemn servant conducted me into a prettily furnished room--said, "Breakfast at nine o'clock, sir"--looked all round him to see that everything was in its proper place, and noiselessly withdrew.
She laughed very prettily, not so much at the sonnets, which she could not but esteem, as at poor Henry's French accent, which was unique, resembling the warbling of birds, if birds ever warbled with a stuttering, nasal intonation.
He seemed two or three years younger than Dorothy, and was prettily dressed, as if someone loved him dearly and took much pains to make him look well.
Yes, sir," said he, "this is the spot, to be sure, and very prettily drawed out.
Our rooms are very prettily arranged, and the table is remarkably good.
This dressing her up so prettily by her mother had apparently been to lamentable purpose.
Notwithstanding the yellowness it was distinguished; he had blue eyes, a nose of an imposing boldness, hooked, aggressive but not clumsy, and a small beard, pointed and gray: he was rather bald, but his hair had evidently been quite fine, curling prettily, and he still wore it long.
Celia, now, plays very prettily, and is always ready to play.
Everything was as neat as wax, the green and white contrasting prettily together.