Definition of mysteriously in English:

mysteriously

adverb

  • 1In a way that is difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify.

    ‘her boyfriend mysteriously disappeared’
    ‘the radio went mysteriously quiet’
    • ‘During his first period in Spain he fell seriously and mysteriously ill, and spent some time in hospital.’
    • ‘Not only had they appeared mysteriously, but the caterpillars vanished equally suddenly.’
    • ‘This turned out to be right, unless you think that every opinion poll has been mysteriously and inexplicably wrong.’
    • ‘He has been mysteriously silent on the subject of privatization.’
    • ‘His last wife mysteriously drowned in an empty bathtub three years ago.’
    • ‘Along the rocky paths Buddhist monks appear like ghosts and vanish mysteriously into the trees.’
    • ‘Computers are fallible; some of the computer voting machines in this election failed mysteriously and irrecoverably.’
    • ‘The cost of taking part in these schemes is always mysteriously absent from the initial marketing blurb.’
    • ‘Then one day, many months after they've written the code, the program crashes mysteriously.’
    • ‘He died mysteriously in 1849 at the age of 40.’
    1. 1.1 In a deliberately enigmatic manner.
      ‘my wife just smiled mysteriously and refused to tell me what she had in mind’
      • ‘Turning around, Kim faced Alan, grinning mysteriously.’
      • ‘The poem is often regarded as one of the most intensely if mysteriously beautiful of Shakespeare's works.’
      • ‘"I want many things but I doubt this coffee store could give them to me," Hyde replied mysteriously.’
      • ‘"And I've got just the thing to distract him," she finished mysteriously.’
      • ‘A guy known mysteriously as "GST" e-mailed me about my article.’
      • ‘I imagined myself in a flowing green gown, hiding mysteriously behind a feathered mask.’
      • ‘"Oh, I wouldn't say that," Anna replied mysteriously.’
      • ‘"There's more to come yet," he said mysteriously.’
      • ‘He declared mysteriously that he would like Nick to meet with Jordan to discuss a certain matter.’
      • ‘In a recent interview, he spoke mysteriously of a yet-to-be-unveiled project he calls the "life box".’

Pronunciation

mysteriously

/mɪˈstɪərɪəsli/