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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-ning]
    • /ˈwɔr nɪŋ/
    • /ˈwɔː.nɪŋ.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-ning]
    • /ˈwɔr nɪŋ/

Definitions of warningly word

  • noun warningly the act or utterance of one who warns or the existence, appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns. 1
  • noun warningly something that serves to warn, give notice, or caution: We fired a warning at the intruders. 1
  • noun warningly Meteorology. an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service alerting the public that a storm or other weather-related hazard is imminent and that immediate steps should be taken to protect lives and property. Compare advisory (def 5), storm warning (def 2), watch (def 20). 1
  • adjective warningly serving to warn, advise, caution: a warning bell. 1
  • noun warningly In a warning manner; in such a way as to warn. 1

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Origin of warningly

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English war(e)nung precaution; see warn, -ing1, -ing2

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Parts of speech for Warningly


warningly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

warningly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warningly

adverb warningly

  • darkly — so as to appear dark.

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