Definitions for beautifulˈbyu tə fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beau•ti•ful*ˈbyu tə fəl(adj.)

  1. having beauty; delighting the senses or mind.

  2. excellent of its kind; wonderful; remarkable:

    a beautiful putt on the seventh hole.

  3. (n.)beautiful things or people collectively.

  4. (interj.)(often used ironically) wonderful; excellent; remarkable.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Syn: beautiful , handsome , lovely , pretty refer to a pleasing appearance. beautiful is used of a person or thing that gives intense pleasure to the senses; it may refer to a woman but rarely to a man: a beautiful landscape; a beautiful actress. handsome often implies stateliness or pleasing proportions and symmetry; it is used of a man and sometimes a woman: a handsome sofa; a handsome man. That which is lovely is beautiful in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile. pretty usu. suggests a moderate beauty in persons or things that are small or feminine: a pretty blouse; a pretty child.

Origin of beautiful:

1520–30

beau′ti•ful•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beautiful(adj)

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

    "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

  2. beautiful(adj)

    (of weather) highly enjoyable

    "what a beautiful day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beautiful(adjective)ˈbyu tə fəl

    very attractive to look at or experience

    a beautiful woman; beautiful farmland; beautiful weather; The music was beautiful.; She played beautifully.

Wiktionary

  1. beautiful(Adjective)

    Attractive and possessing charm.

  2. beautiful(Adjective)

    pleasant; clear.

    It's beautiful outside, let's go for a walk.

  3. beautiful(Adjective)

    well executed

    The skater performed a beautiful axel.

  4. beautiful(Adjective)

    (as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!

    Beautiful! What a catch! (referring to an athlete catching a ball)

  5. beautiful(Adjective)

    (as a pro-sentence; ironic) How unfortunate that is!

    Beautiful! I dropped the soup on the floor!

  6. Origin: (1520) From beauty + -ful. Displaced earlier sheen "beautiful" (from schene, from sciene), wliti, from wlitig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beautiful(adj)

    having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind

Freebase

  1. Beautiful

    "Beautiful" is a song recorded by American recording artist Christina Aguilera, taken from her fourth studio album Stripped. It was written and produced solely by Linda Perry. Following the release of "Dirrty" in September 2002, which failed to gain chart success in the United States, RCA Records released the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States on November 16, 2002, as the album's second single. At first, Linda Perry wanted to keep "Beautiful" for her own career, but later gave it to Aguilera after hearing Aguilera's performance of the track. The song is a piano-driven pop ballad which tells the story of a woman who suffers from low self-esteem and insecurities, and encourages individuals not to let outside opinions affect their confidence. Upon its release, "Beautiful" received generally acclaim from music critics, who praised her vocals on the song and considered it an outstanding track on Stripped as well as ranking the single among Aguilera's strongest materials. It won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, and was also nominated for Song of the Year there. By late 2009, "Beautiful" was honored to be one of the greatest pop songs of the 2000s by Rolling Stone and VH1. Commercially, the single was a major hit, peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold estimately 1.2 million copies there alone as of September 2012. The single also gained commercial success around the world, peaking at number one on the singles chart of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as well as achieving certifications in Australia and New Zealand.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beautiful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1213

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beautiful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1072

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beautiful' in Adjectives Frequency: #143


Translations for beautiful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

beautiful(adjective)

a beautiful woman; Those roses are beautiful.

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