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"beauty" in British English

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beautynoun

uk   /ˈbjuː.ti/ us   /ˈbjuː.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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(Definition of beauty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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beautynoun [C/U]

us   /ˈbju·t̬i/
an attractive quality that gives pleasure to those who experience it or think about it, or a person who has this attractive quality: [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 attractive appearance: [U] Women’s magazines feature articles about diets and beauty tips.
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