Definition of puzzlingly in US English:

puzzlingly

adverb

  • See puzzling

    as submodifier ‘prices for Goya paintings are still puzzlingly low’
    sentence adverb ‘puzzlingly, almost no mention of Hong Kong was made’
    • ‘The highest price is 151 rupees, attached to a puzzlingly scrawny white bird.’
    • ‘‘I've been trying to say this to you for the best part of 10 years, but never quite found the words,’ he said, puzzlingly.’
    • ‘It's pleasant, but puzzlingly inconsequential.’
    • ‘‘I don't have the voice in my head,’ he says, puzzlingly, ‘It is on the paper.’’
    • ‘Botticelli's work is puzzlingly varied in quality.’

Pronunciation

puzzlingly

/ˈpəz(ə)lɪŋli//ˈpəz(ə)liNGlē/