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Meaning of “beautiful” in the English Dictionary

"beautiful" in British English

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beautifuladjective

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 ​poorchildren.

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beautifully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B1 She ​dresses beautifully. Their ​house is beautifully ​decorated.
(Definition of beautiful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beautiful" in American English

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beautifuladjective

 us   /ˈbju·t̬ɪ·fəl/
having an ​attractivequality that gives ​pleasure to those who ​experience it or ​think about it: I ​thought she was the most beautiful woman I’d ​everseen. The ​scenery around here is beautiful. We ​heard beautiful ​music every ​night. It was a beautiful ​plan.
beautifully
adverb  us   /ˈbju·t̬ɪ·fli, -fə·li/
She ​sings beautifully.
(Definition of beautiful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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