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

 

tearfully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪəfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪrfəli//
 
 
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in an emotional way, looking or sounding as if you are crying, or about to cry ‘Why are you doing this?’ she asked tearfully.