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affectionateadjective

uk   /əˈfek.ʃən.ət/  us   /əˈfek.ʃən.ət/
affectionately
adverb uk   /əˈfek.ʃən.ət.li/  us   /əˈfek.ʃən.ət.li/
She smiled affectionately at him.
(Definition of affectionate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affectionateadjective

 /əˈfek·ʃə·nət/
showing feelings of liking someone or something, esp. by touching, kissing, etc.: an affectionate child
affectionately
adverb  us   /əˈfek·ʃə·nət·li/
He was affectionately known as "Bobo."
(Definition of affectionate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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