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English definition of “lovely”


adjective [-er/-est only]    /ˈlʌv·li/
attractive and beautiful, or pleasant and enjoyable: You look lovely in that dress. Thank you for a lovely evening. loveliness    /ˈlʌv·li·nəs/ noun [U]
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