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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹd͡ʒəli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːdɪəli/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Hyphenation: cor‧dial‧ly
- In a cordial, warm or friendly manner.
- 1893, Royal Geographical Society, The Geographical Journal, London:
- 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.
- 1961 February, “Society column: Branch Line Society”, in Trains Illustrated, page vii:
- A rail tour on Sunday, March 12, in which non-members are cordially invited to participate, will leave St. Pancras at approximately 2 p.m. [...].
As indicated above, the term is often used in letter closings.
in a friendly manner