Definitions

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  • n. The property of being lovely, of attractiveness, beauty, appearing to be lovable.
  • n. The result of being lovely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being lovely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being lovely; mental or physical attractiveness; capability of exciting love or strong admiration: as, female loveliness; the loveliness of the rose.
  • n. Synonyms See lovely and beautiful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being good looking and attractive

Etymologies

From lovely +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And (the relator continueth) as for Kanmakan, he became unique in loveliness and excelling in perfection no less; none could even him in qualities as in seemliness and the sheen of velour between his eyes was espied, testifying for him while against him it never testified.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Al – Fazl and said to him, “I wish to have a slave-girl of passing beauty, perfect in loveliness, exquisite in symmetry and endowed with all praiseworthy gifts.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • My favours are the longing of the lover and the delight of the desirer; for I am goodly of shape, sweet of smile and graceful as the bending willow-wand or the rattan-cane375 or the stalk of the basil-plant; nor is there any can compare with me in loveliness, even as saith one of me,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Which every Turk and Arab wight in loveliness outvies:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Moreover, he presented to him three hundred male white slaves and the like number of concubines, in loveliness like moons, and three hundred Abyssinian577 slave-girls, beside five hundred mules laden with treasure and sheep and oxen and buffaloes and bulls and other cattle beyond count; and he commanded all his Wazirs and Emirs and Grandees and Notables and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The broker rejoiced at this and brought her up to Nur al-Din, and she considered him straitly and found him like the full moon, perfect in loveliness and a model of fine stature and symmetric grace, even as saith of him one of his describers.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I've been posting some art here for the purpose of emphasizing how much loveliness is needed at home -- especially at home.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • She grew, under his eye, in loveliness and refinement both of intellect and heart.

    The Mourner

  • If one but gazes closely into a tiny flower of the pale blue Forget-me-not, what a chapter of loveliness is there!

    An Island Garden

  • Ellery Davenport now seems to us as a distant dream of another life, recalled chiefly by the beauty of his daughter, whose growing loveliness is the principal ornament of our home.

    Oldtown Folks

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