Definition of secretly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkrɪtli/


In a secret way; without others knowing: the two were secretly married in 1751 I was embarrassed, but secretly pleased too
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  • Villeneuve says union agents secretly staying at the hotel told him of the practice.
  • They had booked a table at a restaurant for dinner and Mr Mears had secretly made plans to propose to her that evening.
  • They marked their special day with a family celebration, planned secretly by their children.
informal on the q.t.
privately, in one's heart, in one's heart of hearts, in one's innermost thoughts

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