warm·ly | \ˈwȯrm-lē \

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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Our attention is called to the many things Bobby and David and Eddy didn’t have in common, and how David’s warmly loving father may have been a far more stabilizing influence than the strict disciplinarian who raised Eddy. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "When triplets are separated — then reunited," 4 July 2018 It may be repeated in Brazil, where the front-runner to win the presidency in October is Jair Bolsonaro, who speaks viciously about gay people but warmly of military rule. The Economist, "AMLO, Mexico’s answer to Donald Trump," 23 June 2018 But writer Leary extends the pie motif to encompass Tommy’s bonding with his bewildered but supportive mom (a warmly appealing Marci Anne Wuebben) over baking. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Loneliest Girl' squeezes insight and wit from story of Anita Bryant," 4 June 2018 Both women smiled warmly as they were greeted by the hotel’s general manager Kevin Brooke and his deputy Andre Bremermann on red carpet at the front of the hotel. Diana Pearl, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Arrives at Hotel with Mom and Says She's Feeling 'Wonderful' on Royal Wedding Eve," 18 May 2018 At Thursday’s memorial, eulogists spoke warmly of each of the victims, and their voices broke at times, the pain of the loss of their co-workers and friends still acute. Dan Rodricks, baltimoresun.com, "Where have you gone, Mister Rogers?," 13 July 2018 Davis, who arrived with his wife, Darlene, was warmly greeted with hugs, handshakes and pats on the back by those gathered, many whom attended or still attend New Birth in Stonecrest, which is located just a few miles away. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Former New Birth pastor holds rousing Bible study in Decatur," 11 July 2018 As co-written and directed by Brett Haley, this sweet-natured, warmly emotional film about an unforeseen father and daughter collaboration is a musical in everything but name. Kenneth Turan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ makes some sweet music," 29 June 2018 The Pope reciprocated by warmly gripping Macron’s arm. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "The Pope and Emmanuel Macron Hug it Out in Photo After Remarkably Long Meeting," 26 June 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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