The noun "beauty" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the quality that makes someone or something beautiful
Example sentence: As we sat on top of the hill, we admired the beauty of the valley below.
Meaning: a beautiful woman, or an excellent thing
Example sentence: Grandma doesn't like people saying she was a great beauty when she was young.
Test your understanding:
- Do you think Cleopatra was really the greatest beauty of her time?
- Do you think Cleopatra's beauty has been exaggerated a little?