lover

(redirected from loverly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

star-crossed lovers

Two people in love who are forced to be apart by circumstances or influences outside of their control. A phrase popularized in its use by Shakespeare to describe the titular characters of his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Any high school couple forced apart by where they go to college will likely feel like star-crossed lovers for the first week or so, and then realize that there's way more to life than an awkward adolescent romance.
See also: lover

lovers' lane

The generic name for a place, often one with a scenic view, that teenagers and young adults go to kiss and potentially engage in other sexual activity, typically in a car. If a boy takes you to lovers' lane, it's not because he wants to talk about the weather, OK? Oh my goodness, Ned, I think we found lovers' lane—look at all the kids making out in their cars!
See also: lane

star-crossed lovers

ill-fated lovers. I suppose that Romeo and Juilet are star-crossed lovers.
See also: lover

lovers' lane

A secluded road or area sought out by lovers seeking privacy. For example, The police loved to embarrass youngsters parked in lovers' lane. [Late 1800s]
See also: lane
References in periodicals archive ?
So very loverly to be here so very very loverly to be here the town of --Wonderville has always been a special favorite of mine always has been a very very special favorite of mine.
Adding to viewers' delight is the fact that Jodi and Ian don't just look lovely and loverly together, they're also sensitive actors who know how to make the small and offhand series of scenes they're in mean something big and significant when their substory is concluded.
And just like Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, she looks absolutely loverly.
The show will see the Olivier awardwinning actress performing live in her own incomparable style such classics as There's No Business Like Show Business, Wouldn't It Be Loverly, People, Don't Rain on My Parade, Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better, The Man That Got Away and Somewhere Over The Rainbow from Oscar-winning movies such as My Fair Lady, Funny Girl and A Star is Born.
Henshall will sing classics like There'sNo Business Like Show Business, Wouldn't It Be Loverly and Don't Rain on My Parade.
Wouldn't it be loverly ff the entire production had that sparkle?
They will sing My Fair Lady showstoppers including Wouldn't It Be Loverly and On the Street Where You Live.
Singing songs including This Was a Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, S'wonderful and Loverly, Dame Julie fulfilled a pledge she had made in 1998 to sing again in public.
But, hold your horses, things are not as loverly as they seem-because the female lead may have fallen deeply in love with her wealthy Prince Charming-but it turns out that he's a lying and faithless prince
This all chocolate mock bottle bubbly is just loverly jubberly.
Sublime from start to finish, songs include I Could Have Danced All Night and Wouldn't It Be Loverly.
We weren't really mad at each other,'' said the loverly Hilton.
Wouldn't it be loverly, we thought, to see My Fair Lady, that grande dame of musicals, currently wowing the crowds at Sunderland Empire.
The audience particularly enjoyed her rendition of Wouldn't It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady.
Joan monologue again and to sing Wouldn't It Be Loverly.