Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pleasing to see; visually appealing.
  • adjective Affording a fine view; scenic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pleasing to the eye; affording gratification to the sense of sight; esthotically pleasing.

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

  • adjective Pleasing to the sight; comely.
  • adjective Open to sight; conspicuous.

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

  • adjective Attractive, pleasing to the eye; affording gratification to the sense of sight; aesthetically pleasing.
  • adjective Open to sight; conspicuous.

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

  • adjective very pleasing to the eye

Etymologies

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From sight +‎ -ly.

Examples

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  • There was a beautiful view from the doorstep and we stopped a minute there. "Real sightly, ain't it?" said Mrs. Bonny. "But you ought to be here and look across the woods some morning just at sun-up. Why, the sky is all yaller and red, and them low lands topped with fog!

    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1877, Deephaven

    January 28, 2010