Definition of reticently in US English:

reticently

adverb

  • See reticent

    • ‘It was remarkable to see this young girl walk reticently on stage, sit at the piano and begin to play so naturally, confidently and without any interference to the musical flow.’
    • ‘He looked at me, smiling reticently, and said, ‘I'll pick you up at 7.’’
    • ‘Haskil plays the two concertos intimately but not reticently.’
    • ‘The only sign of subcontinental - or, indeed, any other decoration are some reticently beaded ceiling lights.’
    • ‘This is an opera that definitely sings, but perhaps too reticently for those bred on Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner.’

Pronunciation

reticently

/ˈrɛdəs(ə)ntli//ˈredəs(ə)ntlē/