adjective, wan·ner, wan·nest.
- dark or gloomy.
- pale in color or hue.
verb (used with or without object), wanned, wan·ning.
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OTHER WORDS FROM wanwanly, adverbwanness, noun
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Don Jaime went at once to the side of the wanly smiling matador.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
Mary smiled a little, wanly, but still with a sense of the good, human kinship in life.Tiverton Tales|Alice Brown
"You'd better take out the piano again," said Mrs. Brown wanly.More William|Richmal Crompton
They went in Indian file, five dusky figures in the shadow, a faint moonlight touching them but wanly, and all silent.The Forest Runners|Joseph A. Altsheler
And then, wanly grateful: "You are not the sort of man who lies convincingly, Steve."Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans