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beauty

noun uk   /ˈbjuː.ti/ us    /-t̬i/

beauty noun (BEING BEAUTIFUL)

B1 [C or U] the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at, or someone or something that gives great pleasure, especially when you look at it: This is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The piece of music he played had a haunting beauty. beauty products/treatments She was a great beauty (= a beautiful woman) when she was young.
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beauty noun (EXCELLENT THING)

[C] informal something that is an excellent example of its type: She showed me her car - it's a beauty. Your roses are beauties this year.

beauty noun (ADVANTAGE)

a quality that makes something especially good or attractive: The beauty of this plan (= what makes it good) is that it won't cost too much.
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