Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deftly
IPA transcription: [d'ɛftli]
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deftly
    Meaning: in a deft manner; "Lois deftly removed her scarf"
  • Synonyms: dexterously, dextrously, deftly
    Meaning: with dexterity; in a dexterous manner; "dextrously he untied the knots"
Usage examples
  • "Have to," said Jasper, guiding his partner deftly in the intricacies of the chairs and statuary.
  • But she threw the grain deftly amid the wilderness of beaks, and her quavering voice carried as far as the two people who were watching her.
  • "Time enough, lad, time enough, since we are going to land," coolly assured the professor, deftly manipulating the steering-gear and still curying around those tree-crowned hills.