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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The deal was warmly welcomed by Greece’s NATO allies but remains unpopular domestically. Washington Post, "Greek election: Voters crave return to mainstream politics," 5 July 2019 The community warmly welcomed the June opening of the Hispanic grocer El Rancho Supermercado at 3050 N. Fry Road in Katy. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy turns out for warm welcome for El Rancho Supermercado," 20 June 2019 Over the millennia, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and more recently, Tibetans and Yazidis, have been warmly welcomed. Ved Nanda, The Denver Post, "Nanda: India’s election cements “Hindu nationalism” into government but Modi tweets about “an inclusive India”," 14 June 2019 Since his wedding to Eugenie, Brooksbank has been warmly welcomed into the royal family. PEOPLE.com, "Prince Louis Wasn't the Only One Making Balcony Debut at Trooping the Colour — Who Else Was New?," 8 June 2019 Al Attles and his son enter as arena staff and security warmly welcome his return. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Former Warriors head coach Al Attles attends Game 4 of NBA Finals at Oracle," 7 June 2019 Inquiries with the school listed as the check's account holder were much more warmly welcomed. Lee H. Goldberg, Ars Technica, "“WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam," 2 June 2019 From the woman who greeted us warmly to the group who served us breakfast the next day to the various artists selling work in the visitors center, everyone had their own experiences to share about living at Arcosanti. Bon Appétit, "A Photo Tour of Arcosanti, the Utopian Oasis in the Arizona Desert," 27 June 2019 Afterward, Dunleavy finally made it to Noorvik, where he was greeted warmly. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Video: Noorvik celebration goes on until Dunleavy arrives," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of warmly

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of warmly was in 1529

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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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