rich·​ly | \ ˈrich-lē How to pronounce richly (audio) \

Definition of richly

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

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Examples of richly in a Sentence

The room was richly decorated. They were richly rewarded for their efforts.
Recent Examples on the Web Team members who help the team win are richly rewarded; members who don’t make the cut, get cut. Steve Vassallo, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Jeffers amasses details, richly rendering suffering and resistance. The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 Many exciting and fast-growing companies have stocks that are richly priced right now. Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2021 The novel operates on a kind of dream logic that is dark and disorienting at times, but readers willing to embrace the eccentric will be richly rewarded with Williams’s funny, whip-smart storytelling. Tiana Reid, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 Absent from most such lists, however, is a richly historic and significant place. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, 31 Aug. 2021 It’s an old-fashioned romantic quest determined by cruelly contemporary human factors, and richly shot by cinematographer Jelena Stanković with rolling, expansive scope and a man-against-the-world point of view. Guy Lodge, Variety, 28 Aug. 2021 Sinatra’s art was as richly layered as the personality that Mr. Talese captured so well. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2021 The tequila, guava juice and lime concoction appeared to be the most popular drink order, aside from the richly bitter Mexican hot chocolate. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 22 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of richly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for richly

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

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The first known use of richly was before the 12th century

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“Richly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of richly

: in a beautiful and expensive way
: in a pleasingly strong way
: in a generous way

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