from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being bonny; beauty.
  • noun Gaiety; blitheness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being bonny.


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  • Her general effect was of a plump bonniness that might yield agreeably to an audacious arm.

    The Collectors

  • One evening Ian outdid himself in bonniness and golden talk.


  • The face was less stern than she remembered it; it had yet some of the bloom and bonniness of his boyhood; renunciation had not written its deeper meaning in lines about the lips and eyes.

    Mary Gray


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