Definition of desolately in US English:

desolately

adverb

  • See desolate

    • ‘I still remember a lover's quarrel last February when I'd walked desolately along Madison Avenue, only to come across a small crowd gathered around the store.’
    • ‘Sure, there were the people talking in the streets and the other's hawking their wares, but most of the population wandered desolately down the streets in an ominous silence.’
    • ‘We pass signs, neon signs stacked upon neon signs, and desolately quiet cul-de-sacs where dim square windows of light hint a little of lives tucked neatly in apartments, hidden out of sight.’
    • ‘‘I wish I could speak to her,’ Tamora whispered desolately.’
    • ‘‘Take it easy, I'm over it,’ she said softly, desolately.’

Pronunciation

desolately

/ˈdesələtlē//ˈdɛsələtli/