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beautiful

adjective uk   /ˈbjuː.tɪ.fəl/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
A1 very attractive: a beautiful woman breathtakingly beautiful scenery She was wearing a beautiful dress.A1 very pleasant: a beautiful piece of music beautiful weather mainly US very kind: You did a beautiful thing in helping those poor children.
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beautifully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B1 She dresses beautifully. Their house is beautifully decorated.
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