from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of love; loving.
- adj. Inspiring love or affection.
- adj. Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye. See Synonyms at beautiful.
- adj. Enjoyable; delightful.
- n. A beautiful person, especially a woman.
- n. A lovely object.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Worthy to be praised.
- adj. Inspiring actual love
- adj. Evoking love-like, happy emotions by aesthetic or similar endearing qualities.
- adj. Very nice, wonderful in a general sense.
- adj. Loving, filled with love
- n. An attractive, lovely person, especially a (professional) beauty.
- n. A lovely object
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.
- adj. Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship.
- adj. Loving; tender.
- adj. Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty
- adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fitted to excite love or emotion; possessing or characterized by engaging qualities; lovable; attractive; charming: as, a lovely woman; a lovely view; a lovely dress.
- Attractive to appetite or desire; enticing; inviting.
- Loving; tender.
- Synonyms Amiable, Lovely (see quotation from Archbishop Trench under amiable); Handsome, Pretty, etc. (see beautiful); pleasing, charming, fair.
- So as to induce or excite love; very beautifully or pleasantly.
- Lovingly; kindly.
- Worthy to be praised.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
- n. a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
- adj. appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
To hear that lovely voice, for I do her justice, and there are lovely notes in her voice, _lovely_, to hear that voice shrieking and screaming away, in what she called the great scene, was simply pitiful.
"How lovely -- how _lovely_ you are!" he exclaimed, almost under his breath.
"Ah! mammy," she exclaimed more than once, "what a lovely, _lovely_ home! how happy we might be here!"
Betty finally hit the jackpot with a lovely (or should I say $lovely$) man and she fucking blew it away!
"Oh, what a lovely, _lovely_ house!" cried Sprite, "and what a dear place to live in.
And your mouth -- so sweet and sad -- but, what a lovely, _lovely_ smile! "
We're always tempted to use the phrase "lovely in lavender," and Mila Kunis might have been just that at Sunday night's Oscars.
They used the word lovely to describe everything from fried rice to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.
He said he was attending a football game between his university and Ohio University, and he mistakenly followed what he called a lovely group of women into an all-female dormitory.
That's what I call a lovely dessert, tailor made for Valentine day!