Definition of maternally in English:

maternally

adverb

See maternal

  • ‘Perhaps lighting fires is not aberrant behavior; humans may react almost maternally to the absence of fire in a landscape that craves it.’
  • ‘In them was an exotic assortment of metal tools, maternally wrapped.’
  • ‘She seems completely benign as she chats maternally with the teenager about his studies.’
  • ‘Finally, by mapping the location of maternally related offspring, we characterize areas that individual females use for reproduction.’
  • ‘However, I was my mother's only child, and since her lineage was traced maternally, I would inherit something from her at her passing.’

Pronunciation

maternally

/məˈtəːnəli/