Pleasantly - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplezəntli|
Brit.  |ˈplezntli|

adverb

- in a cheerful manner(syn: cheerily, sunnily)

'I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly

- in an enjoyable manner(syn: agreeably, enjoyably)

we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon

Examples

the pleasant smell of cookies baking in the oven

We had a pleasant conversation.

Our evening together was pleasant but not very exciting.

I didn't know you were coming. What a pleasant surprise!

Their new teacher seems pleasant enough.

'I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly

we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon

...the sight of an old ruined church or castle can be a pleasantly elegiac experience...

...the teacher bantered pleasantly, albeit a bit awkwardly, with the students at the school dance...

Even when the flowers were taken away the smell lingered about most pleasantly.

We passed the winter pleasantly enough.

He smiled pleasantly.

The young singer was pleasantly surprised when waves of cheering broke over her at the end of her performance.

He gossiped pleasantly on the pets of the authorities last week.

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