Adjective "hauntingly" definition and examples

(Hauntingly may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhɔːntɪŋli/

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Definitions and examples

adverb

In a poignant or evocative manner.
  1. as submodifier 'hauntingly beautiful music'
  2. 'The mining town is well known for its ravaged, hauntingly barren countryside.'
  3. 'The people who are the ostensible subjects of these photographs are hauntingly absent.'
  4. 'He ran across an 1896 photo of a burned-out building, hauntingly dripping with icicles.'
  5. 'The movie is hauntingly beautiful, suspenseful, and infused with a strong aura of old Hong Kong.'
  6. 'This inescapable fate is most hauntingly captured in the sequence where she looks at and narrates over some stereoscope images.'

More definitions

1. remaining in the consciousness; not quickly forgotten: haunting music; haunting memories. noun

2. the act of a person or thing that haunts; visitation.

More examples(as adjective)

"ams can be hauntingly."

Origin

(haunting)