Definition of movingly in English:



  • In a way that produces strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy.

    ‘his last hours are movingly described in a letter from his son’
    ‘she spoke movingly about her ordeal’
    • ‘Jana sings movingly - undoubtedly the most accomplished performer in the group.’
    • ‘Kay is adept at shaping a movingly sensitive melodic line.’
    • ‘He writes movingly about the trauma he and his wife suffered when their daughter was born mentally handicapped.’
    • ‘The views are movingly majestic!’
    • ‘Complementing this clinical evidence, he movingly recounts that the painter long endured "great mortification and pain."’
    • ‘His story emerges slowly and movingly, mainly through Avia's conversations with him.’
    • ‘Paco's last words movingly express a yearning for a future to believe in.’
    • ‘Just before she tried to commit suicide, she sang a movingly mournful prayer with a solo oboe.’
    • ‘If I had to identify one key thing about the project, it would be the theme of family that the film explores so movingly.’
    • ‘She has talked movingly of the difficulties of being a businesswoman and having young children.’