What does the word motherly mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Resembling or pertaining to a mother.

Usage examples for motherly

  1. These motherly words gave Psyche heart, and she reverently took leave of the goddess and set out for the temple of Venus. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  2. Polly is a nice child, helpful and motherly and extremely intelligent. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  3. She made her harsh, commanding voice sound so sweet and motherly that the child turned a little, and clasped that large brown hand, and held it against his lips and his eyes, while he wept and sobbed, till his heavy heart grew lighter. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood