Definition of cryptically in US English:



  • See cryptic

    • ‘When asked whether they were more important than his political career, he cryptically replied ‘Yes, of course.’’
    • ‘On those occasions when we had to leave suddenly or silently on her account, my mother would flush with excitement and speak cryptically to me, her sentences spare and hurried.’
    • ‘Its billboards typically featured postmodern designs in bright colors that depicted the pieces of a jigsaw, or single images with cryptically clever questions.’
    • ‘He replied cryptically: " The earth is rotating and is round.’
    • ‘‘It's got certain connotations for him,’ says Perry, cryptically.’