Pretty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈprɪti|  American pronunciation of the word pretty
Brit.  |ˈprɪti|  British pronunciation of the word pretty


- to certain extent or degree(syn: fairly, jolly, middling, moderately, passably, reasonably, somewhat)


- pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
- (used ironically) unexpectedly bad


He made a pretty profit selling his antique car.

She received a pretty sum of money.

“Did you put the keys on the table?” “I'm pretty sure I did.”

The teams are pretty equally matched.

The work is pretty hard.

I have to leave pretty soon.

The movie was pretty good but not great.

They've accomplished some pretty amazing things.

She was driving pretty fast.

She prettied the cake with icing, sprinkles, and nuts.

That's a pretty hat you are wearing.

Things are at a pretty pass when a referee can no longer be trusted.

You must have paid for your coat a pretty penny.

I feel pretty sick about it.

I'm pretty sure I recognized her voice.

Word forms

comparative: prettier
superlative: prettiest
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