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1. Fond of the company of others; gregarious: a sociable party guest.
2. Marked by or affording occasion for agreeable conversation and conviviality. See Synonyms at social.
A social.

[French, from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre, to share, join, from socius, companion; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

so′cia·ble·ness n.
so′cia·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sociably - in a gregarious manner
2.sociably - in a sociable manner; "sociably, the new neighbors invited everyone on the block for coffee"
unsociably - in an unsociable manner; "the new neighbors behave quite unsociably"
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[ˈsəʊʃəblɪ] ADVsociablemente
to live sociably togethervivir juntos amistosamente


adv sayfreundlich; he didn’t behave very sociablyer war nicht gerade umgänglich


[ˈsəʊʃəblɪ] adv (behave) → in modo socievole; (invite, say) → amichevolmente


(ˈsəuʃəbl) adjective
(negative unsociable) fond of the company of others; friendly. He's a cheerful, sociable man.
ˈsociably adverb
References in classic literature ?
It pleased him also to get on familiar terms with the big dogs that came about him, rubbing themselves sociably against his legs.
At such times, under an abated sun; afloat all day upon smooth, slow heaving swells; seated in his boat, light as a birch canoe; and so sociably mixing with the soft waves themselves, that like hearth-stone cats they purr against the gunwale; these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
From morning till night you saw her sitting on a low chair in the kitchen, surrounded by a Chinese cook and two or three native girls, giving her orders, chatting sociably with all and sundry, and tasting the savoury messes she devised.
Considering how sociably we had been sleeping together the night previous, and especially considering the affectionate arm I had found thrown over me upon waking in the morning, I thought this indifference of his very strange.
And here taking out what he said he had brought, the pair made their repast peaceably and sociably.
During this period, the passengers of the various ships used occasionally to go on shore, and mingle sociably together.
The noses of our horses projected sociably into the rear of the forward carriage, and as we toiled up the long hills our driver stood up and talked to his friend, and his friend stood up and talked back to him, with his rear to the scenery.
They all now jogged on very sociably and cheerily together.
We shall live very sociably together, I will be sworn.
He rarely drank sociably any more, but in his own room, by himself.
Alcohol became more and more imperative in order to meet people, in order to become sociably fit.
Everything went on so sociably, so quietly, so harmoniously, in the great kitchen,--it seemed so pleasant to every one to do just what they were doing, there was such an atmosphere of mutual confidence and good fellowship everywhere,--even the knives and forks had a social clatter as they went on to the table; and the chicken and ham had a cheerful and joyous fizzle in the pan, as if they rather enjoyed being cooked than otherwise;--and when George and Eliza and little Harry came out, they met such a hearty, rejoicing welcome, no wonder it seemed to them like a dream.