lovely Definition

  • 1very pleasant or enjoyable
  • 2beautiful or attractive
  • 3loving and caring

Using lovely: Examples

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

  • Example

    She has a lovely smile.

  • Example

    The garden is looking lovely in the sunshine.

  • Example

    They had a lovely time together.

  • Example

    He gave her a lovely bouquet of flowers.

lovely Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with lovely

  • pleasant and enjoyable weather


    It's a lovely day for a picnic.

  • a polite greeting expressing pleasure at seeing someone


    Lovely to see you again, it's been too long!

  • lovely dovely

    an affectionate expression of love or endearment


    I love you, lovely dovely!

Origins of lovely

from love + -ly, meaning lovable


Summary: lovely in Brief

The term 'lovely' [ˈlʌvli] describes something that is very pleasant, enjoyable, beautiful, or attractive. It can also refer to loving and caring behavior, as in 'They had a lovely time together.' Common phrases include 'lovely weather' and 'lovely to see you,' while 'lovely dovely' is an affectionate expression of love or endearment.

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