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Definition of brokenly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

brokenly

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈbroʊkənli//
 
(formal)
 
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(of someone's manner of speaking) in phrases that are very short or not complete, with a lot of pauses; not fluently “I'm sorry,” she murmured brokenly, “Please don't go! Please…”
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