Definition of grandly in US English:



  • In a proud, impressive, or ambitious manner.

    ‘the purchase of the painting was grandly announced’
    ‘he bowed grandly before taking her hand’
    • ‘"I have come for the shoes," she announced grandly. "Here is the money for them."’
    • ‘Mom gestures grandly, the motion eerily evocative of Dad.’
    • ‘Drivers who grandly sweep up to the entrance of the school find themselves being brusquely waved to the side of the road.’
    • ‘I don't even remember the last time I was so grandly entertained.’
    • ‘A grandly arched passageway leads to the high-ceilinged gallery.’
    • ‘The grandly named "Surveyor of Highways" was in charge.’
    • ‘The Brennans and their growing family lived rather grandly through the 1930s in the former private secretary's lodge in the Phoenix Park.’
    • ‘These grandly conceived spaces, together with the smaller ancillary rooms, constituted an extraordinary museum of classical art.’
    • ‘I was alone in a grandly furnished room.’
    • ‘Someone recently and rather grandly told me that we'd saved singing in Scotland.’