Definition of cannily in English:

cannily

adverb

  • See canny

    • ‘As Richard Schickel cannily wrote: ‘He does not exhibit the born actor's relish at playing a heel.’’
    • ‘Like any traveling circus, she converts the sidewalk into a stage, cannily positioning herself for maximum visibility within a sea of pedestrians.’
    • ‘He was hauled in to co-present the CBS TV coverage of the Apollo 11, 12 and 15 missions - but he'd cannily already prepared a suitable bolthole.’
    • ‘Eyeing the city's economic future, the Giuliani administration cannily looked to transform the Far West Side into Gotham's next major business district and shortly before leaving office came up with a master plan for how to do it.’
    • ‘But as boss of Securitas for 13 years, he has cannily plotted the group's growth by acquisition, first across Europe, then through America, doing things his own idiosyncratic way.’

Pronunciation

cannily

/ˈkanɪli/