Definition of preciously in US English:

preciously

adverb

  • See precious

    • ‘To my mind there is something in the up-for-it, let-your-hair-down, what-the-hell British pub culture that enshrines something seriously free, something preciously liberal in overall British culture.’
    • ‘It reprints newspaper classics from the early 20th century, at their original size, every watercolour nuance preciously preserved.’
    • ‘Countries like Poland got preciously little tangible benefits for their involvement, be it by way of commercial contracts, military assistance, or abolishing visa restrictions for Polish visitors.’
    • ‘The tramway, the kiddies' fairground, the open moor and tranquillity is really what families value most preciously.’
    • ‘In shoe boxes filled with important immigration papers one could find menus or flyers handed out in the streets that my father kept, preciously, as carefully as the immigration documents.’

Pronunciation

preciously

/ˈprɛʃəsli//ˈpreSHəslē/