Definition of elusively in English:

elusively

adverb

  • See elusive

    • ‘I can understand hitting the sales with commando-like precision if you've wanted a particular item all your life while it remained elusively unaffordable - until suddenly it appears on offer with 70% off.’
    • ‘‘I get a lot done,’ Michel says elusively from a Winnipeg hotel room.’
    • ‘It is deservedly a classic - a most gorgeously written, elusively elegiac, delicate evocation of a vanished way of life, and an almost vanished way of thinking and being in the world.’
    • ‘He always ducks the obvious, loud, self-aggrandizing statement in favor of the quiet, inquisitive, other-focused, elusively self-concealing statement.’
    • ‘Pumpkin, often an elusively subtle taste, is delightfully dominant in the thick Caribbean pumpkin soup.’

Pronunciation

elusively

/ɪˈluːsɪvli/