Definition of loverly in US English:

loverly

adjective

  • Like a lover; characteristic of a lover.

adjective

  • Lovely.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Dunbar (?1460–?1530), poet and courtier. From lover + -ly<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in The Daily Chronicle. Representing a regional, especially cockney, pronunciation of lovely.

Pronunciation

loverly

/ˈlʌvəli/