Heavenly



[hev-uh n-lee] /ˈhɛv ən li/

adjective
1.
of or in the heavens:
the heavenly bodies.
2.
of, belonging to, or coming from the heaven of God, the angels, etc.
3.
resembling or befitting heaven; blissful; beautiful:
His home in Tahiti was a heavenly spot.
4.
divine or celestial:
heavenly peace.
/ˈhɛvənlɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) alluring, wonderful, or sublime
2.
of or occurring in space: a heavenly body
3.
divine; holy
adj.

Old English heofonlic “celestial; chaste;” see heaven + -ly (1). Meaning “beautiful, divinely lovely” is late 14c., often (though not originally) with reference to the celestial “music of the spheres;” weakened sense of “excellent, enjoyable” is first recorded 1874. The heavenly bodies (stars, planets, etc.) attested from late 14c. Related: Heavenliness.

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