ADV: ADV with v (emphasis)You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation. [WRITTEN]→ See also calm
She walked up to her lover's wife and calmly shot her in the head.
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Calmly — Calm ly, adv. In a calm manner. [1913 Webster] The gentle stream which calmly flows. Denham. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
calmly — adv. Calmly is used with these verbs: ↑answer, ↑ask, ↑explain, ↑inform, ↑listen, ↑look, ↑react, ↑reply, ↑respond, ↑retort, ↑say, ↑sip, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
calmly — calm ► ADJECTIVE 1) not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions. 2) peaceful and undisturbed. ► NOUN 1) a calm state or period. 2) (calms) an area of the sea without wind. ► VERB (often … English terms dictionary
calmly — adverb 1. with self possession (especially in times of stress) (Freq. 9) he spoke calmly to the rioting students • Derived from adjective: ↑calm 2. in a sedate manner (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑sedately … Useful english dictionary
calmly — adverb see calm III … New Collegiate Dictionary
calmly — See calm. * * * … Universalium
calmly — adverb /ˈkɑː(ɹ)m.li/ In a calm manner … Wiktionary
calmly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. quietly, unexcitedly, tranquilly, unconcernedly, serenely, coolly, confidently, sedately, collectedly, composedly, placidly, smoothly, reposefully, impassively, restfully, motionlessly, uninterruptedly, peacefully,… … English dictionary for students
calmly — adv. quietly, tranquilly … English contemporary dictionary
calmly — calm·ly … English syllables