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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/
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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