tightly (comparative tightlier or more tightly, superlative tightliest or most tightly)
- In a tight manner.
- tightly clenched fingers
- Antonym: loosely
- 2003, Linkin Park (lyrics and music), “Breaking the Habit”, in Meteora:
- Clutching my cure / I tightly lock the door / I try to catch my breath again
- (of speech) Curtly in a way that suggests anger or other intense emotion is being contained.
in a tight manner