mys·​te·​ri·​ous·​ly mi-ˈstir-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce mysteriously (audio)
: in a mysterious manner : in a way that is difficult to explain or comprehend
documents that have mysteriously disappeared
smiling mysteriously
"I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen," observed Jo mysteriously.Louisa May Alcott

Examples of mysteriously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Andy Warhol screenprint of the Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong has mysteriously disappeared from a community college in California. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 But Dickie’s girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Dakota Fanning), has her suspicions about their new friend, which grow after Dickie mysteriously disappears and Tom is questioned about foul play. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 Related article Anthony Kim mysteriously disappeared from golf 12 years ago. Ben Morse, CNN, 3 Apr. 2024 As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 2 Apr. 2024 La Serenissima retorted by sending an assassin to France; two of those workmen mysteriously wound up dead. The Editors, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 Stewart also mysteriously swapped her black Chanel t-shirt into a plain white crop top roughly halfway through the video., 27 Mar. 2024 After using the pyramids for astronomical ceremonies, the inhabitants of Sierra Norte mysteriously abandoned the site and migrated to Teotihuacan and other parts of Mexico. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 And, somewhat mysteriously: Who can become a member of the approximately 40 Jewish Maccabi sports clubs in Germany? Kate Brady, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mysteriously was in the 15th century

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“Mysteriously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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