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



    BrE BrE//ˈbliːkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːkli//
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  1. 1in a way that is not encouraging and does not give any reason to have hope ‘There seems no hope,’ she said bleakly.
  2. 2in a way that is exposed, empty, or with no pleasant features bleakly lit corridors It was a bleakly impressive coastline.