Definition of elliptically in US English:

elliptically

adverb

  • See elliptical

    • ‘Somewhat elliptically but passionately in his still-halting but intense English, he explains his fascination with the Belgian artist's surrealism.’
    • ‘I've been interviewing various players in this little drama for some time now - something I've alluded to elliptically in a few posts over the last couple months.’
    • ‘And quite the contrary, there's a great deal of place in Palmer's work, often elliptically referenced and usually placed in time, commonly ‘noted’ through the people who populate his poetry.’
    • ‘As he moved from protest singer to surrealistic prophet, from born-again Christian to born-again Jew, Dylan's life and music registered, however unwillingly or elliptically, his times.’
    • ‘By combining a weak horizontal magnetic field with a strong vertical magnetic field, we can extract light that is elliptically polarized.’

Pronunciation

elliptically

/əˈlɪptɪk(ə)li//əˈliptik(ə)lē/