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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.
    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.

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