Attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome
a pretty little girl with an engaging grin
Used ironically in expressions of annoyance or disgust
it is a pretty state of affairs when a young fellow prefers the company of Italian fiddlers to taking possession of his own first command
Make pretty or attractive
she'll be all prettied up and ready to go in an hour
An attractive thing, typically a pleasing but unnecessary accessory
he buys her lots of pretties—bangles and rings and things
Used to refer in a condescending way to an attractive person, usually a girl or a woman
six pretties in sequined leotards
To a moderately high degree; fairly
he looked pretty fit for his age
pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing; "pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room"
reasonably: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
(used ironically) unexpectedly bad; "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish"
(prettily) in a pretty manner; "all this is most prettily done"
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Something that is pretty; To make pretty; to beautify; Cunning; clever, skilful. [from 9th c.]; Pleasant in sight or other senses; attractive, especially of women or children. [from 15th c.]; Of objects or things: nice-looking, appealing. [from 15th c. ...
(“Pretties”) refers on a film set to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe departments”, but on the street mean a girls’ friends when they go to the bathroom together to freshen up.
Pretty, when used as an adverb to tone down or moderate a statement ("pretty cold weather"), is avoided in formal writing, so using it in correspondence will lend an informal tone.
A descriptor indicating a wine that is attractive for its delicacy and finesse.
à a girl (or boy) who is good-looking
Soon enough, he found more to admire.
In the run up to the 2006 U.S. Open, Nike began running Pretty, a television advertisement featuring Maria Sharapova. The ad was a popular and critical success, and went on to win several of the industry's top awards, including two Cannes Gold Lions.