lovely ( lovelier comparative) ( loveliest superlative )
1 adj If you describe someone or something as lovely, you mean that they are very beautiful and therefore pleasing to look at or listen to.
You look lovely, Marcia..., He had a lovely voice..., It was just one of those lovely old English gardens.
You are a vision of loveliness.
2 adj If you describe something as lovely, you mean that it gives you pleasure.
Mary! How lovely to see you!..., It's a lovely day..., What a lovely surprise!
3 adj If you describe someone as lovely, you mean that they are friendly, kind, or generous.
Laura is a lovely young woman..., She's a lovely child.
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