From Middle English lovelyly, equivalent to lovely + -ly.
lovelily (comparative more lovelily, superlative most lovelily)
- 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?