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Definition of "startlingly" [star•tling•ly]

  • In a startling manner; in a manner that startles; surprisingly; shockingly. (adverb)

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Use "startlingly" in a sentence
  • "The new stories take up the theme of exile, but express it in startlingly different ways."
  • "Millicent's distant voice, fresh and strong and pure in the night, chanted the word startlingly to the first notes of a phrase from the Jewel Song."
  • "While it’s the director’s and actors’ jobs to realize what’s on the page, great screenwriters deliver a vision that illustrates everything — from plot to characterization — in startlingly few words."