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“lovely” in British English

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lovelyadjective

uk /ˈlʌv.li/ 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 /ˈlʌv.li.nəs/ us /ˈlʌv.li.nəs/

She was a vision of loveliness in her wedding dress.

lovelynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlʌv.li/ us /ˈlʌv.li/ old-fashioned

a sexually attractive woman:

Simon was there with the usual bevy 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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