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EtymologyEdit

beautiful +‎ -ly, circa 17th century

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: byo͞oʹtĭf(ə)lē, IPA(key): /ˈbjuːtɪf(ə)li/
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  • Hyphenation: beau‧ti‧ful‧ly

AdverbEdit

beautifully (comparative more beautifully, superlative most beautifully)

  1. In a beautiful manner.
    • 1970, Larry Niven, Ringworld, page 276:
      The intercom system worked beautifully, despite the fact that the ear plugs were designed for human rather than kzinti ears.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      Tom Cleverley had one of his better games, the highlight being a beautifully weighted pass to send Walcott away for his goal, and Rooney probably did as well as might have been anticipated given this was his first start in a competitive match since April.

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