Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gingerly
IPA transcription: [dʒ'ɪndʒɚli]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gingerly
    Meaning: with extreme care or delicacy; "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gingerly
    Meaning: in a gingerly manner; "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"
Usage examples
  • "I'm afraid it won't bear my weight," she said as she gingerly stepped on the roof.
  • How gingerly she treads, how carefully picks out the driest spots, lifting each fore-paw and shaking it with an air of supreme disgust, and finally, for the last few yards, making a reckless bolt to the front door.
  • They came forward, evidently still afraid of Montgomery, but still more afraid of my cracking red whip-lash; and after some fumbling and hesitation, some whip-cracking and shouting, they lifted him gingerly, carried him down to the beach, and went splashing into the dazzling welter of the sea.