Lovely Love"ly, a. [Compar. {Lovelier}; superl. {Loveliest}.] [AS. luflic.] 1. Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner. ``Lovely to look on.'' --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Not one so fair of face, of speech so lovely. --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

If I had such a tire, this face of mine Were full as lovely as is this of hers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship. [1913 Webster]

A most lovely gentlemanlike man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Loving; tender. [Obs.] ``A lovely kiss.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Many a lovely look on them he cast. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody. [1913 Webster]

Indeed these fields Are lovely, lovelier not the Elysian lawns. --Tennyson.

Syn: Beautiful; charming; delightful; delectable; enchanting; lovable; amiable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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