Definition of acerbly in English:

acerbly

adverb

  • In early use: with a sour, bitter, or astringent flavour. Now chiefly: in a sharp or cutting manner; acerbically.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally from classical Latin acerbus acerb + -ly, after classical Latin acerbē, adverb. In later use from acerb + -ly.

Pronunciation:

acerbly

/əˈsəːbli/