Definition of deferentially in US English:

deferentially

adverb

  • See deferential

    • ‘But one cannot please all of the people all of the time: occasionally someone would step up onto the stage and ask deferentially, ‘Gentlemen, could you play something less modern?’’
    • ‘A uniformed retainer interrupts us deferentially to say that ‘His Highness’ is ready to receive us.’
    • ‘In a narrow street, three smaller cars pull over, deferentially, almost in formation, to let our huge, silvery barque glide past.’
    • ‘‘I won't attempt to sing it to you,’ she says deferentially.’
    • ‘Locals deferentially call it the Atomium, a vast silver sculpture of an atomic structure which overlooks the King Baudouin Stadium.’

Pronunciation

deferentially

/ˌdɛfəˈrɛn(t)ʃ(ə)li//ˌdefəˈren(t)SH(ə)lē/