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adjective lovely pronunciation in British English /ˈlʌvli/ 
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  1. 1
    very attractive

    a city surrounded by lovely countryside

    She had lovely hair.

  2. 2
    enjoyable, or pleasant

    We've had a lovely evening.

    What a lovely surprise!

    it's lovely to do something:

    It's lovely to see you again.

    it's lovely doing something:

    It's lovely living so close to the sea.

    1. a.
      informal used for saying you are pleased about something

      Can I borrow your pen? Lovely, thanks.

      Just put it there. That's lovely.

      'We'll see you later.' 'Lovely.'

  3. 3
    kind, pleasant, and easy to like

    He's a lovely little boy.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of lovely
    1. a.
      used about kind things that people do

      She wrote me a lovely letter when my grandfather died.

      It was lovely of her to offer to help.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of lovely


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