Definition of appreciatively in English:

appreciatively

adverb

  • See appreciative

    • ‘I sipped, cautiously, and then slurped, appreciatively.’
    • ‘Once the ensuing reverential silence has descended, spoon out into bowls, inundate with custard and eat slowly and appreciatively.’
    • ‘And, slowly, she put one giant paw out, then the next, and padded out a couple of feet to stand, sniffing the air appreciatively, and gazing all about her.’
    • ‘Furthermore, both my sister and mother-in-law have recently spent time in hospital, and they took spoke warmly and appreciatively of the care they received there.’
    • ‘There's no need to feel nervous about reading your work; members are more likely to coo appreciatively than tear your piece apart.’

Pronunciation

appreciatively

/əˈpriːʃ(ɪ)ətɪvli/