be, feel, look, sound

The cool water felt lovely after being in the hot sun.

Your idea of a day on the beach sounds lovely.

particularly, really, truly, very

She looked really lovely in the blue dress.

absolutely, perfectly, quite, simply

She has an absolutely lovely face.

rather (esp. BrE)
Lovely is used with these nouns: ↑baby, ↑beach, ↑bloke, ↑blossom, ↑bride, ↑clothes, ↑colour, ↑complexion, ↑countryside, ↑couple, ↑day, ↑evening, ↑face, ↑figure, ↑flavour, ↑flower, ↑garden, ↑gift, ↑girl, ↑holiday, ↑horse, ↑house, ↑kid, ↑lad, ↑lady, ↑lunch, ↑meal, ↑melody, ↑memory, ↑morning, ↑people, ↑person, ↑personality, ↑photograph, ↑picture, ↑piece, ↑scenery, ↑scent, ↑setting, ↑shade, ↑smell, ↑sound, ↑spot, ↑stretch, ↑sunset, ↑surprise, ↑surroundings, ↑thing, ↑touch, ↑view, ↑voice, ↑walk, ↑weather, ↑wife

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lovely — may refer to:In music: * Lovely (album), an album by The Primitives * Lovely (Jocelyn Enriquez album) * Lovely , a single by Bubba Sparxxx from his album Dark Days, Bright Nights * Lovely , a song by Suicidal Tendencies from their album… …   Wikipedia

  • Lovely — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Lovely (Kentucky) Lovely (Pennsylvania) Personen: Pete Lovely (1926–2011), US amerikanischer Autorennfahrer Sonstiges: Lovely (Film), 2001 Lovely Music, US amerikanisches Platten Label …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • lovely — [luv′lē] adj. lovelier, loveliest [ME luvelich < OE luflic] having those qualities that inspire love, affection, or admiration; specif., a) beautiful; exquisite b) morally or spiritually attractive; gracious c) Informal highly enjoyable [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Lovely — Love ly, adv. In a manner to please, or to excite love. [Obs. or R.] Tyndale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lovely — index elegant, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lovely — O.E. luflic affectionate, loveable; see LOVE (Cf. love) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). The modern sense of lovable on account of beauty, attractive is from c.1300, applied indiscriminately to all pleasing material objects, from a piece of plum cake to a …   Etymology dictionary

  • lovely — *beautiful, fair, comely, pretty, bonny, handsome, beauteous, pulchritudinous, good looking Analogous words: alluring, enchanting, charming, attractive (see under ATTRACT): *delightful, delectable: exquisite, delicate, dainty, rare (see CHOICE)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lovely — [adj] beautiful, charming; agreeable admirable, adorable, alluring, amiable, attractive, beauteous, bewitching, captivating, comely, dainty, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, exquisite, fair, good… …   New thesaurus