Many kids look angelic, meaning sweet and cherubic, when they’re asleep. Hard to believe that two hours earlier they were spitting milk at the babysitter and stuffing peas up their nose.

The adjective angelic can describe anything related to angels or resembling an angel. It can refer to actual angels, as in an angelic choir, which is a bunch of singing angels. Or it can be used to describe someone or something that has the sweet and gentle qualities of an angel. If a choir sounds angelic, it’s a normal choir of people but their voices are so pure and beautiful that they sound like angels.

Definitions of angelic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to angels
    angelic messenger”
    synonyms: angelical
  2. adjective
    marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    angelic beneficence”
    synonyms: angelical, beatific, sainted, saintlike, saintly
    morally admirable
  3. adjective
    having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    “an angelic smile”
    synonyms: angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet
    lovable, loveable
    having characteristics that attract love or affection
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