Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that lulls; soothingly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lulling manner; soothingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lulling manner; so as to quiet or soothe.

Etymologies

lulling +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The air was thinner and cooler, but never damp, and at times it relented and blew lullingly in at our window.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • He heard a dog barking; a cow lowed; from a stable somewhere the soft thumping of the horses 'feet came at intervals lullingly.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers

  • The air was lullingly warm still as he followed the long village street down the hill toward the river, where the lunge of rapids filled the dusk with a sort of humid uproar; then he turned and followed it back past the hotel as far as it led towards the open country.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers

  • The day was one of autumnal warmth; the haze of Indian summer blued the still air, and the wind that now and then stirred the stiff panoply of the trees was lullingly soft.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers

  • Titian to Tintoret, so in him, where other cheer is wanting, the gentle sway of his measure, like the rhythmical impulse of the oar, floats you lullingly along from picture to picture.

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  • The film pushes through all these preliminaries, not with haste, exactly, but in such a compressed way that there is little sense of lullingly enveloping the viewer into the narrative web; it just rushes you into it, like the fast train that shuttles the characters between Stockholm and snowy Hedestad.

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  • The same goes for Cities Aviv, whose lullingly pretty album "Digital Lows" Fat Sandwich, with its proclivity toward warm soul and neatly articulated storytelling, is reminiscent of thoughtful 1990s independent-rap rarities like the Nonce and Natural Elements.

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  • Titian to Tintoret, so in him, where other cheer is wanting, the gentle sway of his measure, like the rhythmical impulse of the oar, floats you lullingly along from picture to picture, "-- we are rather reminded of Venetian filigree than struck by the force and truth of the analogy.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

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