richly

adverb

rich·​ly ˈrich-lē How to pronounce richly (audio)
1
: in a rich manner
2
: in full measure : amply
praise richly deserved

Examples of richly in a Sentence

The room was richly decorated. They were richly rewarded for their efforts.
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

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

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“Richly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/richly. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

richly

adverb
rich·​ly ˈrich-lē How to pronounce richly (audio)
1
: in a rich manner
richly dressed
2
: in full measure : amply
richly deserved

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