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.

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There’s just a veritable Mount Rushmore of pitching talent, drawn from more than a century of Major League Baseball, and the newest resident richly deserves the honor. Emma Baccellieri,, "Justin Verlander's Third No-Hitter Reinforces His Place Among All-Time Greats," 1 Sep. 2019 Those who conceived it are richly talented, bringing with them from New York to Texas showy Broadway credentials. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "In searching for the next ‘Hamilton,’ the makers of the musical ‘Oswald’ traverse the JFK minefield," 23 Aug. 2019 But pure marital bliss is challenging to render as richly textured. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Chance the Rapper’s Odes to Joy," 29 July 2019 The print suggests a dual relationship to an inherited, alien yet richly meaningful artistic tradition: One figure is absorbed in it, while the other takes over and makes the voice her own, a double drama enacted in private, away from white eyes. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "This Native American artist should have been a household name. But he died at 31.," 21 Aug. 2019 Asness uses two measures to assess where bonds now stand on continuum of cheap to richly priced. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Bonds Are The Most Expensive They’ve Been in 64 Years. Here’s What That Means for Your Portfolio," 20 Aug. 2019 If Rex Ecarma remotely resembles the coach described in the memorandum that led to his firing, the University of Louisville tennis coach richly deserved to be dismissed. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville pays ex-men's tennis coach rather than follow its Pitino playbook," 19 Aug. 2019 Whether that means deluxe booze and food, comfy seating or gimmicks like bringing back richly textured celluloid prints — which used to be standard in the now all-digital projection realm — exhibitors are game to try nearly anything. John Wenzel, The Denver Post, "Denver-area movie theaters are thriving as the rest of the nation sees a downturn," 22 July 2019 Living legends are rare birds, but Robert Morgenthau richly deserved the moniker. Preet Bharara, Time, "Preet Bharara on Robert Morgenthau, Justice Seeker," 21 July 2019

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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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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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