Definition of sisterly
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sister
Examples of sisterly in a Sentence
She gave her brother a sisterly kiss on the cheek.
She received sisterly support from other women.
Recent Examples of sisterly from the Web
The sisterly harmonies and pop songwriting remain at its core, as does female- and LGBTQ-friendly messages.
Butterfly has been waiting for Pinkerton’s return, living close to poverty with her sisterly maid Suzuki.
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First Known Use of sisterly
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Definition of sisterly for English Language Learners
: showing or suggesting the closeness of a sister
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