Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a brittle or fragile manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a brittle manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a brittle way.

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Examples

  • Kitty, brittlely vivacious as she teased Ambrose and James, seemed the only possibility — a lowering thought.

    The Perfect Lover

  • He laughed brittlely, despite the stabbing in his ribs.

    The Order War

  • Tooling his curricle along the lane to the village, Jack squinted against the glare of the brittlely bright morning sunshine, his gaze locked on the group slowly making its way down the lane on the other side of the narrow valley, also bound for the village.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • Tooling his curricle along the lane to the village, Jack squinted against the glare of the brittlely bright morning sunshine, his gaze locked on the group slowly making its way down the lane on the other side of the narrow valley, also bound for the village.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • He laughed brittlely, despite the stabbing in his ribs.

    The Order War

  • The Marshall laughs, a harsh sound that echoes brittlely against the stone walls.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • They cracked brittlely in his grasp and gave off no aroma.

    Conan The Victorious

  • Lady Crawford was brittlely silent, taking little part in the table conversation.

    This Calder Range

  • Lady Crawford was brittlely silent, taking little part in the table conversation.

    This Calder Range

  • "There's a lifeboat-blister ahead," said Braden brittlely.

    The Other Side Of Nowhere

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