Pronunciation: (byOO'tē),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. 1. the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).
2. a beautiful person, esp. a woman.
3. a beautiful thing, as a work of art or a building.
4. Often, beauties. something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment.
5. an individually pleasing or beautiful quality; grace; charm: a vivid blue area that is the one real beauty of the painting. 6. Informal.a particular advantage: One of the beauties of this medicine is the freedom from aftereffects. 7. (usually used ironically) something extraordinary: My sunburn was a real beauty. 8. something excellent of its kind: My old car was a beauty.