Meaning of “beauty” in the English Dictionary

"beauty" in English

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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.
She was a great beauty (= a beautiful woman) when she was young.

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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.

(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.

(Definition of “beauty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)