Definition of gravely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪvli//
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  1. 1in a very serious and important way; in a way that gives you a reason to feel worried She is gravely ill. Local people are gravely concerned.
  2. 2in a way that is serious in manner, as if something sad, important or worrying has just happened He nodded gravely as I poured out my troubles.