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1pretty/ˈprɪti/adjective
prettierprettiest
1pretty
/ˈprɪti/
adjective
prettierprettiest
Learner's definition of PRETTY  
[also more pretty; most pretty]
: attractive to look at usually in a simple or delicate way — used especially of a girl or woman
   b  : pleasant to look at or listen to
Synonyms see: beautiful
always used before a noun  : large or impressive
: pleasant to see or experience — usually used in negative statements
always used before a nounold-fashioned  : very unpleasant

a pretty penny

— see penny

(as) pretty as a picture

old-fashioned
: very attractive or pleasant to look at : very pretty

pretty face

◊ Someone who is not just a/another pretty face or more than (just) a pretty face is attractive but also has other good qualities, such as intelligence.

— prettily

/ˈprɪtəli/adverb

— prettiness

/ˈprɪtinəs/noun,[noncount]
2pretty/ˈprɪti/adverb
2pretty
/ˈprɪti/
adverb
Learner's definition of PRETTY  
: to some degree or extent but not very or extremely : fairly
: to a great degree or extent : very

pretty much/well

informal
: not completely but mostly

sit pretty

— see sit
3pretty/ˈprɪti/verb
prettiesprettiedprettying
3pretty
/ˈprɪti/
verb
prettiesprettiedprettying
Learner's definition of PRETTY  
[+ object]
: to make (something) pretty — usually + up
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