in·​trigu·​ing·​ly in-ˈtrē-giŋ-lē How to pronounce intriguingly (audio)
: in an intriguing manner
: as a matter of marked interest

Examples of intriguingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, Phoebe’s scenes with a sad-eyed teenage specter named Melody (Emily Alyn Lind) have a tenderness that the actresses and filmmakers perch exactly and intriguingly on the line between friendship and physical attraction. Ty Burr, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 So far, Curiosity has found evidence in several locations of past liquid water, minerals that may provide chemical energy, and intriguingly, a variety of organic carbon molecules. Amy J. Williams, Discover Magazine, 16 Mar. 2024 These pre-sales will be through the websites of Spotify, Live Nation, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre and, intriguingly, NASCAR. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024 Meredith’s flaws are intriguingly feminized: vanity; superficiality; a changeable, untrustworthy softness. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2024 The production keeps it all intriguingly ambiguous. Preziosilla, the eerily upbeat entertainer of the opera’s war scenes and one of the strangest characters in Verdi, is here a Marlene Dietrich-style cabaret performer draped in glittering silver. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 The story starts off intriguingly enough, with Joobeur evocatively introducing us to Aïcha (Salha Nasraoui), a mother of three, who, along with her husband Brahim (Mohamed Hassine Grayaa), runs a poor but picturesque farm on the cliffs near the Mediterranean Sea. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 Unlike her husband, Meghan opted not to wear a necklace, but accessorized with hammered gold statement earrings and, intriguingly, a French mani. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2024 Bella Ramsey, as a kid with an intriguingly uncharacterizable personality (tough and — what?), gave one of the year’s breakout performances. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of intriguingly was in 1742

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“Intriguingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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