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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.
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characteristic of a lover
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(ˈlʌv ər li)

adj., adv.
characteristic of or in the manner of a lover.
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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.
Well, thanks to, Beng and I found ourselves a loverly, affordable room in a large house in the northwestern London suburb of Golders Greena neat and quiet, multicultural neighborhood on the Tube's Northern Line, historically Jewish but with many Turkish, Iranian, and Japanese restaurants and groceries lining the streets.
MUSICAL theatre fans are in for a "loverly" treat this April as acclaimed local theatre group, The ESNA Players bring Leaner and Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady to the stage.
[Facebook ] The spelling loverly also represents a nonstandard form of 'lovely', which can be a noun.'Good morning, my loverlies, let's get this party started.' [Cracked, K M Walton, 2012, p177] 214 Lafayette female given name, eg Lafeyetta Jackson and Lafeyetta Davis [Facebook ], and Lafeyetta Wah.
With songs like 'Wouldn't it be Loverly', 'I Could Have Danced All Night' and 'Get Me to the Church on Time' - this will be a show not to be missed!
The concert will showcase much of Lerner and Loewe's original score, including Wouldn't It Be Loverly, I Could Have Danced All Night and On The Street Where You Live.
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.
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 YOU !!
Yesterday, tributes described Ms Booth as a "loverly" and "charismatic" woman.
Julia Smith wrote: "RIP Sean Annandale, loverly guy, gone way to soon.
Beginning with two American tunes, "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "If I Fall in Love Again," E[currency]ahin, a tall, slender beauty with a luxurious amount of curly hair, revealed a dusky, sultry contralto that she used to good effect in the many ballads she chose that night, which included her bittersweet Hikmet songs "YaE-amak," "24 EylE-l 1945" and "BugE-n Pazar."