Definition of tensely in English:

tensely

adverb

  • See tense

    • ‘The accused are led into the room and wait tensely for sentencing.’
    • ‘Everyone watched tensely as he edged along the narrow ledge.’
    • ‘They wait tensely to see whether the outbreak will spread further.’
    • ‘I stood tensely listening for any sound.’
    • ‘I slouched down in the chair, clutching its arms tensely.’

Pronunciation

tensely

/ˈtɛnsli/