Definition of crankily in US English:

crankily

adverb

informal
  • See cranky

    • ‘Kassy shook her head crankily, ‘It's nothing!’’
    • ‘I crankily pulled out my emergency credit card.’
    • ‘I crankily threw off the covers and climbed out of bed.’
    • ‘I remembered our argument and frowned crankily.’
    • ‘I crankily retrieved the supplies for a peanut butter and banana sandwich and placed them on the table.’

Pronunciation

crankily

/-kəlē/