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

 

covertly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈkʌvətli//
 
, BrE//ˈkəʊvɜːtli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊvɜːrtli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that is secret or hidden, making it difficult to notice synonym secretly She watched him covertly in the mirror. compare overtly