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Meaning of “beauty” in the English Dictionary

"beauty" in British English

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beautynoun

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 ​greatpleasure, ​especially when you ​look at it: This is an ​area of ​outstanding natural beauty. The ​piece of ​music he ​played had ahaunting beauty. beauty ​products/​treatments She was a ​great beauty (= a ​beautiful woman) when she was ​young.

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(Definition of beauty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beauty" in American English

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beautynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbju·t̬i/
an ​attractivequality that gives ​pleasure to those who ​experience it or ​think about it, or a ​person who has this ​attractivequality: [U] The Grand Canyon’s ​natural beauty ​attracts tourists from all over. [C] At 37 she was ​known as a ​great beauty. Beauty can also ​mean an ​attractiveappearance: [U] Women’s ​magazinesfeaturearticles about ​diets and beauty ​tips.
(Definition of beauty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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