Definition of stumblingly in US English:

stumblingly

adverb

  • See stumbling

    • ‘Was France trapped in a cycle of monarchy, republic, and empire, or did it advance stumblingly towards stability?’
    • ‘He stumblingly confesses that he does not have a licence to cut down the trees.’
    • ‘He becomes evasive and speaks stumblingly, as if he were trying to protect not only his room-mate from scrutiny but also himself.’
    • ‘He stumblingly described how the military commander spoke to the American people through the Congress.’
    • ‘When Charles stumblingly asks her out, she makes the most of it.’

Pronunciation

stumblingly

/ˈstəmb(ə)liNGlē//ˈstəmb(ə)lɪŋli/