warm·​ly | \ ˈwȯrm-lē How to pronounce warmly (audio) \

Definition of warmly

1 : in a manner characterized or accompanied by warmth of emotion greeted us warmly
2 : in a manner that causes or maintains warmth dressed warmly

Examples of warmly in a Sentence

The new official was warmly applauded. It's cold out, so be sure to dress warmly.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially joined Instagram today under the handle @SussexRoyal, and their royal family members are greeting them warmly on social media. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince William, Kate Middleton, and More Royals Welcome Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Instagram," 2 Apr. 2019 Perhaps most mystifying to allies, Trump has spoken more warmly and shown more deference to authoritarian heads of state. Eli Stokols, latimes.com, "Trump claims U.S. is ‘respected again' in the world. 'Preposterous,' say allies and diplomats.," 7 June 2018 Sabrina boasts a stellar cast, most notably Lucy Davis (Etta Candy in Wonder Woman) as Sabrina's warmly addled Aunt Hilda, and Miranda Otto (Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) as her strict, traditionalist Aunt Zelda. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 18 Dec. 2018 The crowd embraced the music and each other warmly as though every person there was a gift. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kesha & Macklemore Throw a Glittery Pride Summer Bash At L.A. Concert," 9 June 2018 The cheers are louder here, the athletes more warmly embraced. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "One more time for magic to happen in 'historic' Hayward Field: Oregon track & field rundown," 6 June 2018 The two embraced warmly and kissed each other on the cheek. Peter Baker And Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times, "Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ to Constrain Iran," 24 Apr. 2018 Ssempa has made appearances at Saddleback and has been embraced warmly by Warren and his wife, Kay. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 As Trump spoke again with Erdogan, his wife, Melania, was greeted warmly by Trudeau. Washington Post, "No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of warmly

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of warmly

: in a very friendly way
: in a way that keeps you warm

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