beauty Definition

a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

Using beauty: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "beauty" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The beauty of the sunset took my breath away.

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    She was renowned for her beauty and grace.

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    The beauty of nature is awe-inspiring.

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    The beauty of art lies in its ability to evoke emotions.

beauty Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with beauty

  • the perception of beauty is subjective and varies from person to person


    Some people find modern art beautiful, while others think it's ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • a fairy tale princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years until she is awakened by a prince's kiss


    Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time.

  • a woman who has won a beauty contest


    She was crowned the beauty queen of her town.


Summary: beauty in Brief

The term 'beauty' [ˈbjuːti] refers to the pleasing combination of qualities that appeal to the senses, particularly sight. It can be found in nature, art, and people, as in 'She was renowned for her beauty and grace.' The phrase 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' acknowledges that beauty is subjective. Other phrases include 'sleeping beauty,' a fairy tale princess, and 'beauty queen,' a winner of a beauty contest.

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