Definition of companionably in US English:

companionably

adverb

  • See companionable

    • ‘I fixed him some dinner and we sat companionably on the couch.’
    • ‘And so I did, and we both took a short break to sip the amber nectar companionably.’
    • ‘A few minutes earlier, the two women had been standing together, talking companionably, and now they were snatching and clawing at each other.’
    • ‘Dolly sits by my side companionably while Harry rootles about in the shadows, safe in the knowledge that his muddy paws and dampened fur will be towelled clean and dry when we go back inside.’
    • ‘She backed out of the hydrangeas, gave herself a good shake and plodded over to sit companionably by me, still and quiet.’

Pronunciation

companionably

/kəmˈpanyənəblē//kəmˈpænjənəbli/