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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Once you're warmly dressed and in the dark, allow for your eyes to adjust. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2019," 2 Jan. 2019 After the announcement of their profile, other members of the royal family, warmly welcomed the pair to Instagram. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Shattered an Instagram Guinness World Record," 3 Apr. 2019 Wearing a dress and coat by Club Monaco, Meghan was welcomed warmly on arrival. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Just Returned to the Hubb Community Kitchen," 21 Nov. 2018 The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers' party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. Eric Talmadge, Fox News, "North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance," 12 June 2018 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

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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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