lovelily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lovelyly, equivalent to lovely +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

lovelily (comparative more lovelily, superlative most lovelily)

  1. In a lovely way; amiably; in a manner to excite or inspire love.
    • 1914, Francis Thompson, "Ode to the Setting Sun"
      Whatso looks lovelily
      Is but the rainbow on life's weeping rain,
      Why have we longings of immortal pain,
      And all we long for mortal?