lovelily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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?

Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lovelily

  1. Alternative form of lovelyly