Definition of warmly in English:



  • 1In a way that gives out warmth; with comfortable heat.

    ‘the sun shone warmly’
    • ‘It is a sumptuously executed slice of pop, both cosy-toed and lolloping as it sweetly cascades a deliciously warmly bathed fuzzy-felt homeliness.’
    • ‘You can feel that California sun glowing warmly from the grooves.’
    • ‘It was a comfortable looking edifice in the Palladian style, built of dressed stone that shone warmly in the late afternoon sun.’
    • ‘At nightfall you see the tiny miner's houses which line the hills glow warmly.’
    • ‘When the sun takes its turn, it shines warmly and the traveller removes his cloak.’
    1. 1.1 Using clothes or coverings that help the body to retain heat.
      ‘dress warmly for high altitudes’
      • ‘Much of the advice is practical and often repeated: wash your hands often, drink lots of water, dress warmly, get enough rest.’
      • ‘Dressed up warmly in an Arran cardigan and Wellington boots, the two-year-old appears to be having a genuinely wonderful time playing in the red and gold autumn leaves.’
      • ‘When you lay a baby on the sheepskin, he or she still feels warmly held, and rests or plays more contentedly.’
      • ‘Summer-style clothes are fine if you are inside, but our advice is to wrap up warmly when you go out.’
      • ‘We were warmly dressed in the latest outdoor clothing.’
  • 2In a way that shows friendliness towards a person or enthusiasm for an idea or project.

    ‘they were greeted warmly by the locals’
    ‘I warmly recommend this book’
    • ‘How about a letter warmly attesting to what she's done for you?’
    • ‘He came up close to me and smiled warmly.’
    • ‘I open my eyes to be greeted by her smiling visage; a grin playing across her muzzle, her green eyes regarding me warmly.’
    • ‘The news has been warmly welcomed by the community in general and especially by the interested groups.’
    • ‘Strangers are eyed with suspicion, but are treated warmly once introduced.’
  • 3With colours containing red, yellow, or orange tones.

    ‘warmly coloured, intimate interiors’
    ‘a warmly lit kitchen’
    • ‘It is a beautiful variety about 6m tall, with leaves warmly yellow in the autumn.’
    • ‘It is a very substantial and very irregular tree, rough-barked and warmly red.’
    • ‘Catching sight of herself in the warmly lit mirror, she pulled a face.’
    • ‘Detail is slightly soft throughout; reds and fuchsias bleed a bit during brightly lighted sequences; and warmly lighted sequences are muddier and grainier than they should be.’
    • ‘Inviting chairs are abundantly spaced and warmly illuminated.’