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

  

tightly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪtli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪtli//
 
 
jump to other results
closely and firmly; in a tight manner Her eyes were tightly closed. He held on tightly to her arm. a tightly packed crowd of tourists Which Word?tight / tightly Tight and tightly are both adverbs that come from the adjective tight. They have the same meaning, but tight is often used instead of tightly after a verb, especially in informal language, and in compounds:packed tight a tight-fitting lid. Before a past participle tightly is used:clusters of tightly packed flowers.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tightly

Other results

All matches