Definition of pensively in English:

pensively

adverb

  • See pensive

    • ‘The door opens, the shaven head behind it tilts pensively.’
    • ‘It all looks rather William Morris-ish, as if there ought to be a lady in a brocade dress, weighted down by her hair, pensively lingering among the blossom.’
    • ‘Anita was deep in thought, staring pensively at the grass.’
    • ‘A little boy is pictured with his hands raised high, eyes looking off camera, lips pursed pensively to show off his adorable chubby cheeks.’
    • ‘He studies his smoked-salmon starter pensively.’

Pronunciation

pensively

/ˈpɛnsɪvli/