richly

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adverb rich·ly \ ˈrich-lē \

Definition of richly

1 :in a rich manner
2 :in full measure :amply
  • praise richly deserved

Examples of richly in a Sentence

  1. The room was richly decorated.

  2. They were richly rewarded for their efforts.

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Origin and Etymology of richly

Middle English richely, from Old English rīclīce, from rīce rich


RICHLY Defined for English Language Learners

richly

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adverb

Definition of richly for English Language Learners

  • : in a beautiful and expensive way

  • : in a pleasingly strong way

  • : in a generous way



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