Beautifully



having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind:
a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.
excellent of its kind:
a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.
wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
the concept of beauty (usually preceded by the).
(used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively (usually preceded by the):
the good and the beautiful.
the ideal of beauty (usually preceded by the):
to strive to attain the beautiful.
wonderful; fantastic:
You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!
extraordinary; incredible: used ironically:
Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!
Contemporary Examples

And collars rose up and blossomed wide to beautifully frame the face.
Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten Kick Off Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week Robin Givhan February 29, 2012

It makes a beautifully lucid case for politics as the antithesis of beauty in human life.
Great Weekend Reads: December 30, 2011 Jacob Silverman, Michael Thomsen, Lauren Elkin December 29, 2011

Above the cliffs at Omaha Beach is the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, beautifully landscaped by Markely Stevenson.
The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches Clive Irving June 4, 2014

Abu Assad also beautifully depicts what it feels like to navigate the outdoor terrain as a local.
‘Omar’ and the Oscars Maysoon Zayid December 15, 2013

A beautifully written account, The Black Nile is all at once thrilling, sad, and—most of all—thoughtful.
This Week’s Hot Reads The Daily Beast August 17, 2010

Historical Examples

She was beautifully correct, but she could not make a sentence breathe.
The Trespasser, Complete Gilbert Parker

The country on both sides is beautifully wooded, and very verdant.
The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards

In ordinary light, the front of the glacier is beautifully blue.
Alaska Ella Higginson

Why, if Dick could only work his ears he could fan himself with it beautifully.
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler

Dress me beautifully, decorate me that I may find favour with Ahmed.
Six Women Victoria Cross

adverb
in a beautiful manner
(informal) (intensifier): you did beautifully well in the race
adjective
possessing beauty; aesthetically pleasing
highly enjoyable; very pleasant: the party was beautiful
adj.

mid-15c., from beauty + -ful. The beautiful people “the fashionable set” first attested 1964 in (where else?) “Vogue” (it also was the title of a 1941 play by U.S. dramatist William Saroyan). House Beautiful is from “Pilgrim’s Progress,” where it is a proper name of a place. Related: Beautifully.

interjection

An exclamation of approval and gratification (mid-1800s+)

noun

A good-looking woman •Used in direct address: Where’ve you been all my life, beautiful? (1920s+)

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