Learner's definition of BEAUTIFUL
[more beautiful; most beautiful]
1 : having beauty: such as a : very attractive in a physical way b : giving pleasure to the mind or the senses
The film tells a beautiful story about two young lovers.
a beautiful song
a beautiful dress/color/garden/house
Our hotel room had a beautiful view of the ocean.
The sunsets here are absolutely beautiful.
2 : very good or pleasing : not having any bad qualities
We've been having such beautiful [=excellent, fine] weather lately.
a beautiful sunny day
What a beautiful day for a picnic!
They did a beautiful job [=an excellent job] fixing up the house.
a beautiful friendship/relationship
This is a beautiful example of early American poetry.
beautiful When used of a person, it usually describes a woman, girl, or small child. pretty When used of a person, it almost always describes a woman or girl. lovely It can also describe a person's character, and in this use it refers to both women and men. handsome A woman who is described as handsome is attractive but usually not in a very delicate or feminine way.