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Etymology

1. secretly

adverb. ['ˈsiːkrɪtli'] in secrecy; not openly.

Synonyms

  • in secret
  • on the Q.T.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • secret (English)
  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Secretly

  • abruptly
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  • abundantly
  • accidently
  • accurately
  • acutely
  • adamantly
  • adequately
  • adequately
  • adroitly
  • affectionately
  • alertly
  • alternately
  • apparently
  • appropriately
  • approximately
  • aptly
  • ardently
  • arrogantly
  • astutely

Example sentences of the word secretly


1. Adverb
The keylogger is secretly installed when the recipient downloads and installs the executable file.

Quotes containing the word secretly


1. I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

2. To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

3. I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
- Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

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