Definition of warmly in English:



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

    ‘the sun shone warmly’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a sumptuously executed slice of pop, both cosy-toed and lolloping as it sweetly cascades a deliciously warmly bathed fuzzy-felt homeliness.’
    1. 1.1 Using clothes or coverings that help the body to retain heat.
      ‘dress warmly for high altitudes’
      • ‘Summer-style clothes are fine if you are inside, but our advice is to wrap up warmly when you go out.’
      • ‘When you lay a baby on the sheepskin, he or she still feels warmly held, and rests or plays more contentedly.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’
    • ‘I open my eyes to be greeted by her smiling visage; a grin playing across her muzzle, her green eyes regarding me warmly.’
    • ‘He came up close to me and smiled 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.’
    • ‘How about a letter warmly attesting to what she's done for you?’
  • 3With colours containing red, yellow, or orange tones.

    ‘warmly coloured, intimate interiors’
    ‘a warmly lit kitchen’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a very substantial and very irregular tree, rough-barked and warmly red.’
    • ‘It is a beautiful variety about 6m tall, with leaves warmly yellow in the autumn.’
    • ‘Catching sight of herself in the warmly lit mirror, she pulled a face.’
    • ‘Inviting chairs are abundantly spaced and warmly illuminated.’