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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The Duchess of Sussex gave her first speech as a royal family representative, and spoke warmly of her excitement and passion for her involvement in the community project. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Made an Awkward but Adorable Mistake at Meghan Markle's Cookbook Launch Event," 21 Sep. 2018 Bono, after warmly greeting Campbell with a kiss on the hand, took the stage. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Bono, Naomi Campbell, and More Team Up at Miami Art Basel to Fight AIDS," 6 Dec. 2018 In Cairo, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi warmly greeted Prince Mohammed at the airport. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, "Saudi Prince Woos Mideast Allies Ahead of Tougher Test," 27 Nov. 2018 Young children warmly greeted the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit at the Sayers Croft Trust Forest School and Wildlife Garden. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kids Couldn't Stop Hugging Kate Middleton at Her First Working Event After Maternity Leave," 2 Oct. 2018 Putin warmly greeted the bride, giving her a beautiful bouquet of yellow and white flowers, according to Russian state news agency Tass. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day," 18 Aug. 2018 Although warmly greeting Defense secretary James Mattis in Singapore, delegations from France, Germany and India groused about similar levies on their metals and vowed to retaliate on a wide range of agricultural products. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mattis acknowledges 'unusual ways' of administration, calls for patience at Asian talks," 2 June 2018 Every familiar face was greeted warmly, with as much affection reserved for the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland, as the future king, and father of the groom, Prince Charles. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "A day in Windsor when everything changed," 19 May 2018 Steven warmly greeted me with his enormous smile and introduced me to a stand-offish Joe Perry. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Legendary Songwriter Desmond Child Reveals the Tales Behind Hits by Bon Jovi, Katy Perry and More," 15 May 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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