Pronunciation: (byOO'tu-ful),[key] —adj. 1. having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech. 2. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef. 3. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
—n. 1. the concept of beauty (usually prec. by the).
2. (used with a pl. v.) beautiful things or people collectively (usually prec. by the): the good and the beautiful. 3. the ideal of beauty (usually prec. by the): to strive to attain the beautiful.
—interj. 1. wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful! 2. extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!