Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a genial manner; gaily; cheerfully.
  • adv. By genius or nature; naturally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By genius or nature; naturally.
  • adv. Gayly; cheerfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a genial manner.
  • By genius or nature; innately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an affable manner

Etymologies

genial +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Longtime fans will welcome the usual suggestions for further mystery reading, all couched in genially undemanding prose."

    Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart: Book summary

  • Your servant, mum, " he called genially, seeing me approach.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • "Oh, Mary," she called genially, "do wear your white.

    Marjorie Dean High School Sophomore

  • How's tricks? "he called genially, but there was a quiver of horror in his voice under its blitheness.

    Murder at Bridge

  • “I want to tell you, ” Mike called genially, “one thing before we do this.”

    EMPIRE

  • Hopkins, unknown in the store, entered and called genially for his

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million

  • I heard more footsteps, and then abruptly my vision was obscured by the back of a wrinkled bald pink head, and Crassus’s voice rang out in my ears—so loud I almost stumbled forward in shock—calling genially to his visitors to follow him.

    Imperium

  • However, from where I was seated, I doubt that Mr. Ellison actually saw me, so he thought the laughter was for him, and he smiled genially.

    MIND MELD: Our Fondest Memories of Science Fiction

  • With "everyone's favorite news uncle" Carl Kasell as announcer and scorekeeper, and the genially glib Peter Sagal as host, the stage is set for topical and comedic banter as a panel including Paula Poundstone, Last Comic Standing's Alonzo Bodden and British wit Nick Hancock field questions and commentary on subjects including Occupy Wall Street, the Murdochs and the year in politics.

    Critic's Guide to the Week in TV: Finales, Musical and Comedy Divas, and More!

  • Since Kovacs's death, an august group of fans has worked to keep his 12-year whirlwind of ceaselessly inventive and genially off-kilter morning programs a concept he pioneered, variety programs and prime-time specials in the public consciousness.

    In Praise of the Funny Man's Comedian

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