cleverly
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈklɛvəli/
Adverb

cleverly

  1. Wittily; in a tricky manner.
    He joked cleverly with each guest.
  2. Intelligently directed to a purpose.
    Cleverly, he found ways of ingratiating himself with all the important guests.
  3. (now US dialect) Completely, fully.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 6:
      “I ain't a-goin' ter let leetle Mose be kep' up hyar till midnight a-waitin' for you-uns ter milk the cow. It's cleverly dark now.”

Cleverly
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈklɛvəli/
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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