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a. One who loves another, especially one who is involved in a romantic or sexual relationship with another.
b. lovers A couple who are in love with each other.
2. One who is fond of or devoted to something: a lover of fine food.

lov′er·ly adv. & adj.


characteristic of a lover


(ˈlʌv ər li)

adj., adv.
characteristic of or in the manner of a lover.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loverly - like or in the manner of a lover
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
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You've had a loverly afternoon for your drive, dear," said her mother, as respectfully as if the whole twelve had come.
His reason for this was that it was taboo to the lesser sex of woman, and therefore, a refuge for him from Balatta, who grew more persecutingly and perilously loverly as the Southern Cross rode higher in the sky and marked the imminence of her nuptials.
Metal, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool - 0151 707 2277 - Wed, 21 Mar Port Sunlight Players present My Fair Lady Featuring a fantastic musical score including Wouldn't It Be Loverly, 'The Rain In Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church On Time.
On last night's movie-themed show the singer - who has also starred in stage versions of Sister Act and The Bodyguard - danced the American Smooth to Wouldn't It Be Loverly from the musical My Fair Lady.
Less than ten pages into the book, Daloz points out that "The Summer of Love" was a phrase invented by the Haight-Ashbury business council over the strong objections of the activists on the ground, the Diggers, who groused in their newsletter about "the cats who have sold our loverly [sic] little psychedelic community to the mass media.
Happy Easter to all you loverly people, I really hope you have a wonderful day, From me and my clan here we send lotsa love to all my family who are scattered all around the world, to all my amazing friends which I never see enough of but we love you guys, to all my fantastic teams I have the great pleasure to work with.
Julia Smith wrote: "RIP Sean Annandale, loverly guy, gone way to soon.
Didn't we have a loverly time the day we went to Bangor?
An easy to use shopping engine was something that our users have been asking for, so we built it" said Kellee Khalil, founder of Loverly.
She's got an ideal vocal range, as fully evidenced in a zinging "Show Me," but from the moment she sings "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," ands see not a soprano singing but a character wishing and hoping.
But it is not widely known that the performances of famous songs such as Wouldn't it be Loverly were actually dubbed, as Hepburn's voice was considered inadequate.
The show contains such songs as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," and "I Could Have Danced All Night.