Definition of secretively in US English:

secretively

adverb

  • See secretive

    • ‘Far from improving Yeltsin's image, however, the war - secretively conceived and poorly planned - tarnished it further.’
    • ‘Yet in reality, like nearly all their meetings, it was arranged secretively.’
    • ‘But I wonder why he did it secretively, without mentioning it to me?’
    • ‘Leila smiled secretively to herself, licking her pink lips.’
    • ‘I pressed them secretively against my chest when I met a colleague outside the newsagent's.’
    • ‘But she secretively smiled when Liv turned away.’

Pronunciation

secretively

/ˈsēkridivlē/