lovely Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “lovely” in the English Dictionary

"lovely" in British English

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lovelyadjective

uk   us   /ˈlʌv.li/

lovely adjective (ENJOYABLE)

A2 mainly UK pleasant or ​enjoyable: a lovely ​meal/​evening We had a lovely ​time with them.
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lovely adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

A2 mainly UK beautiful: She has lovely ​eyes. You ​look lovely in that ​dress. Thank you for the lovely ​present.
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lovely adjective (KIND)

used to ​describe a ​person who is ​kind, ​friendly, and ​pleasant to be with: He's a lovely ​guy.
loveliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
She was a ​vision of loveliness in her ​weddingdress.

lovelynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlʌv.li/ old-fashioned
a ​sexuallyattractive woman: Simon was there with the ​usualbevy of lovelies.
(Definition of lovely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lovely" in American English

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lovelyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈlʌv·li/
attractive and ​beautiful, or ​pleasant and ​enjoyable: You ​look lovely in that ​dress. Thank you for a lovely ​evening.
loveliness
noun [U]  us   /ˈlʌv·li·nəs/
(Definition of lovely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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