Meaning of “proudly” in the English Dictionary

"proudly" in British English

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uk /ˈpraʊ us /ˈpraʊ

B2 in a proud way:

He proudly held out his trophy for us to admire.
Elaine and Dan Gibson proudly announce the birth of their son, John Maurice.
There were photographs of all her children proudly displayed on the mantelpiece.

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  • The military parade passed through the streets, with each regiment proudly displaying its regimental colours.
  • She sat proudly astride her new motorbike.
  • His trophies were proudly displayed in a backlit cabinet.
  • "Just look at this scar," said Aaron proudly, rolling up his trouser leg.
  • "Look, I've got a wobbly tooth, " said my little daughter, proudly.

(Definition of “proudly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proudly" in American English

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us /ˈprɑʊd·li/

proudly adverb (WITH SATISFACTION)

with feelings of satisfaction and pleasure because of something that you have achieved, possess, or are a part of:

We proudly announce the birth of our son, Logan.

proudly adverb (WITH SELF-RESPECT)

with respect for yourself, recognizing your own worth:

Crow warriors rode proudly through the village.

(Definition of “proudly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)