Meaning of PRETTY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ prɪti ]
( prettier, prettiest)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
If you describe someone, especially a girl, as pretty , you mean that they look nice and are attractive in a delicate way.
She’s a very charming and very pretty girl.
She smiled again, prettily.
Her prettiness had been much admired.
A place or a thing that is pretty is attractive and pleasant, in a charming but not particularly unusual way.
Whitstable is still a very pretty little town.
The living-room was prettily decorated.
...shells of quite unbelievable prettiness.
You can use pretty before an adjective or adverb to mean ‘quite’ or ‘rather’. ( INFORMAL )
I had a pretty good idea what she was going to do...
Pretty soon after my arrival I found lodgings.
ADV : ADV adj / adv
Pretty much or pretty well means ‘almost’. ( INFORMAL )
His new government looks pretty much like the old one...
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006