Definition of hieratically in US English:

hieratically

adverb

  • See hieratic

    • ‘The various salient features of traditional Maronite Chants prove them to be, after all is said and done, a communal liturgical form of singing, austerely and hieratically monastic in cast, generally calm in character, mderate in tempo, simple in demeanour and straightforward in structure.’
    • ‘Whereas Elizabeth is depicted iconically, hieratically, without motion and almost without bodily solidity, Philip is confident enough to appear as a flesh-and-blood human being.’
    • ‘In contrast, the ‘Last Judgment’ is organized hieratically in three tiers, with the scale of the figures manipulated to indicate their relative importance.’

Pronunciation

hieratically

/-ik(ə)lē/