UK [ˈɡrændlɪ] / US adverb
in a way that tries to impress you or to make you feel admiration but often does not

"I should like to propose a toast," he declared grandly.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Grandly — Grand ly, adv. In a grand manner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grandly — 1650s, from GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • grandly — [[t]græ̱ndli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj (disapproval) You say that someone speaks or behaves grandly when they are trying to impress other people. He grandly declared that international politics is a struggle for power . 2)… …   English dictionary

  • grandly — adv. Grandly is used with these verbs: ↑gesture, ↑name …   Collocations dictionary

  • grandly — grand|ly [ grændli ] adverb in a way that tries to impress you or make you feel admiration but often does not: I should like to propose a toast, he declared grandly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grandly — grand ► ADJECTIVE 1) magnificent and imposing. 2) large, ambitious, or impressive in scope or scale. 3) of the highest importance or rank. 4) dignified, noble, or proud. 5) informal excellent. 6) Law (of a crime) serious. Compare with PETTY(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • grandly — adverb in a grand manner (Freq. 1) the mansion seemed grandly large by today s standards • Derived from adjective: ↑grand …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandly — adverb see grand I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grandly — See grand. * * * …   Universalium

  • grandly — adverb a) In a grand manner. b) To the greatest extent. Syn: regally, princely …   Wiktionary

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