Definition of alertly in English:

alertly

adverb

  • See alert

    • ‘Both Aaron and Ryan moved carefully and alertly, and Ryan had his sword drawn.’
    • ‘They look at the little vehicle curiously but not very alertly.’
    • ‘An original thinker always alertly attuned to contemporary culture, he was admired for his intellectual style and the felicity with which he expressed his ideas in his many books and articles.’
    • ‘But I was grateful to the copy editor for reading the book sufficiently alertly to have noticed.’
    • ‘Thankfully, however, the deer do wise up quickly, alertly scanning their surroundings for different sounds or a hint of movement that wasn't there the day before.’

Pronunciation

alertly

/əˈləːtli/