AskDefine | Define cordially

Dictionary Definition

cordially adv : in a hearty manner; "`Yes,' the children chorused heartily"; "We welcomed her warmly" [syn: heartily, warmly]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In a cordial, warm or friendly manner.
    • 1893, London, Royal Geographical Society, The Geographical Journal
      I may ask you, then, cordially to thank Sir George Goldie for all that he has done for the Society.
    • 1898, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Tourguéneff and his French Circle
      My dear Monsieur Durand,—I am sending you[....]
      Ever most cordially yours,
      Iv. Tourguéneff.

Usage notes

As indicated above, the term is often used in letter closings.


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