prettily
adverb see pretty I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prettily — Pret ti*ly, adv. In a pretty manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prettily — (adv.) mid 15c., from PRETTY (Cf. pretty) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prettily — adv. Prettily is used with these verbs: ↑pout …   Collocations dictionary

  • prettily — pret|ti|ly [ prıtli ] adverb in a pretty way: three prettily dressed women …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prettily — UK [ˈprɪt(ə)lɪ] / US adverb in a pretty way three prettily dressed women …   English dictionary

  • prettily — pretty ► ADJECTIVE (prettier, prettiest) 1) attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful. 2) informal used ironically to express displeasure: he led me a pretty dance. ► ADVERB informal ▪ to a moderately high degree; fairly. ► NOUN… …   English terms dictionary

  • prettily — adverb in a pretty manner all this is most prettily done • Derived from adjective: ↑pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • prettily — See pretty. * * * …   Universalium

  • prettily — adverb In a pretty manner. See Also: pretty …   Wiktionary

  • prettily — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pleasingly, gently, quietly; see politely …   English dictionary for students

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