Definition of well-beloved in English:

well-beloved

adjective

  • 1Dearly loved, greatly beloved.

  • 2Chiefly in or with reference to royal letters, decrees, etc., prefixed to the name or designation of a lord: highly esteemed or honoured. Usually in "(right) trusty and well-beloved".

noun

  • A dearly loved person. Chiefly with possessive adjective.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From well + beloved.

Pronunciation

well-beloved

/ˌwɛlbɪˈlʌv(ɪ)d/