Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Similar to a dove.
  • adj. Similar to that of a dove; as, a dovelike wing, a dovelike glance, dovelike eyes.
  • adj. Peaceful; innocent; pacifist.
  • adv. In a manner similar to a dove; as, to "dovelike, sit brooding on the vast abyss" (Milton)
  • adv. As much so as those of a dove; as, "Phoebe's eyes Dovelike mild" (Montanus)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mild as a dove; gentle; pure and lovable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the appearance or qualities of a dove; gentle.

Etymologies

dove +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its name comes from a word meaning dovelike, because of its wing-shaped flower, and thus it becomes a botanical emblem of the Holy Ghost.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Urrutia, nicknamed Juan Paloma ( "dovelike"), a wealthy and crusty old bachelor, and Antonio de Molinar, a poor peasant, and his wife.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • "It's three o'clock," came McCoy's voice, still retaining its dovelike quality, but curiously muffled, as if from a long way off.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • He spoke to the sailors, and at the first sound of his dovelike, cooing voice they paused to hear.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • “Soon,” said Vera, casting down her eyes, gone dovelike and demure as she tried not to appear hurt.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Like her lover, the Shulammite has dovelike eyes and is associated with deer and gazelles.

    Shulammite: Bible.

  • Do not look back, do not remember, do not strive to reach where it is light, where youth laughs, where hope is wreathed with the flowers of spring, where dovelike delight soars on azure wings, where love, like dew in the sunrise, flashes with tears of ecstasy; look not where is bliss, and faith and power — that is not our place!

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • Assuredly our fair Princess will shed many tears out of the “dovelike eyes,” or the heart will be little worth.

    Roundabout Papers

  • A dovelike calm had settled over the landscape, which belied the nerves tightening her stomach.

    Naughty or Nice

  • He sees the graceful freedom of the birds in her dovelike eyes of love.

    Solomon’s Song of Love

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