Chiefly Scot. pleasing to the eye; handsome; pretty.
(of people) healthy, sweet, and lively.
(of places) placid; tranquil.
pleasing; agreeable; good.
British Dialect. pleasingly; agreeably; very well.
Scot. and North England Archaic. a pretty girl or young woman.
a female given name: from the Latin word meaning “good.”.
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adjective -nier, -niest
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) beautiful or handsome: a bonny lass
merry or lively: a bonny family
good or fine: a bonny house
(esp of babies) plump
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) considerable; to be reckoned with: cost a bonny penny
(informal) agreeably or well: to speak bonny
Bight of Bonny, a wide bay at the E end of the Gulf of Guinea off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon Former name (until 1975) Bight of Biafra
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for whose benefit? for what use? of what good? for the public good or welfare. Contemporary Examples The Opening Ceremonies Michael Tomasky July 26, 2012 Spider-Man’s Real Villain Jacob Bernstein March 12, 2011 Queen Lily Steals the Scene Tom Sykes May 23, 2012 Bush’s Rose-Colored Glasses Richard Wolffe November 12, 2009 You Too Can Hear […]
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Giovanni Maria [jaw-vahn-nee mah-ree-ah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni mɑˈri ɑ/ (Show IPA), 1640–78, and his sons Giovanni Battista [baht-tee-stah] /bɑtˈti stɑ/ (Show IPA) 1670–1747, and Marc Antonio [mahrk ahn-taw-nyaw] /mɑrk ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA) 1675–1726, Italian composers. Historical Examples Handel Romain Rolland Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3 Mary Elizabeth […]