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SAT vocabulary: comely

What does comely mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word comely

First, before you read about the word comely, try this quick vocab quiz:

comely most nearly means

(A) nice
(B) smart
(C) pretty
(D) funny
(E) radiant

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Now let’s learn about the word comely.

Part of Speech of comely

comely is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation comely

Here’s how to pronounce comely:

IPA: /’kəm.li/

Glossary-style: [KUHM-lee]

Definition of comely

comely means: attractive, having a pleasing appearance (Ex: a comely person). proper (Ex: behave in a comely way).

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Explain more about comely, please

comely is just a really cool word that means pretty or attractive.

We can also use the word comely to mean proper, but that usage isn’t as common in modern American English as is the usage to mean pleasing to the eye.

Example of comely

Here’s the word comely used in a sentence:

She is more than just a comely person with a beautiful smile and laugh; she also possesses beauty in her mind and heart.

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