EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLANDLY
"I call him bwana m'kubwa (great master)," replied Simba blandly.
He was blandly tapping his fingers on the table, and casting his eyes up at the window.
"If your Highness will excuse my persistence," began Mr. Taylor blandly.
"I was just interviewing the Prince," explained Dan, blandly.
"This was a pleasure we scarcely looked for, to meet you here," said his Lordship, blandly.
"You are certainly some years older than the lady," said Dill, blandly.
"I have not done much, but I have accomplished something," said he, blandly.
"Morlache would be quite content with your word," said Jekyl, blandly.
"It does me good even to witness the pleasure it yields," said Upton, blandly.
“I will recall myself to your memory,” the other continued, blandly.
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.