Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete By genius or nature; naturally.
  • adverb Gayly; cheerfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb in an affable manner

Etymologies

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genial +‎ -ly

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

  • "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

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

    EMPIRE

  • “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

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