secretly Definition

  • 1in a way that is not known or seen by other people
  • 2in a way that is intended to be kept hidden from others

Using secretly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "secretly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She secretly admired him from afar.

  • Example

    They met secretly in the park.

  • Example

    He secretly hoped he would get the job.

  • Example

    She secretly slipped the note into his pocket.

secretly Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for secretly


Summary: secretly in Brief

The adverb 'secretly' [ˈsiːkrətli] means in a way that is not known or seen by other people, often with the intention of keeping something hidden. It is commonly used in phrases like 'met secretly' and 'hoped secretly,' indicating actions or thoughts that are concealed from others.

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