tightly Definition

  • 1firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved
  • 2in a way that is strict or severe
  • 3in a way that shows strong emotional attachment or involvement

Using tightly: Examples

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

  • Example

    The lid was tightly screwed on the jar.

  • Example

    He held her hand tightly as they walked.

  • Example

    She was tightly wound and easily irritated.

  • Example

    The team was tightly knit and worked well together.

tightly Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: tightly in Brief

The adverb 'tightly' [ˈtaɪtli] means firmly or closely fixed in place, strict or severe, or showing strong emotional attachment or involvement. It can be used to describe physical objects, such as 'The lid was tightly screwed on the jar,' or emotional states, like 'She was tightly wound and easily irritated.'

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