adjective, nar·row·er, nar·row·est.
- (of a vowel) articulated with the tongue laterally constricted, as the ee of beet, the oo of boot, etc.; tense.Compare lax(def 7).
- (of a phonetic transcription) utilizing a unique symbol for each phoneme and whatever supplementary diacritics are needed to indicate its subphonemic varieties.Compare broad(def 14).
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for narrowly
In 2012, Obama narrowly beat Mitt Romney among Florida Cubans, according to exit polls.
President Obama narrowly won the Cuban-American vote in South Florida in 2012.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is steadily but narrowly leading GOP challenger Thom Tillis.
He faces Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas, who narrowly trailed Russell with 24.5 percent.
North Carolina has become one of the new swing states; Obama narrowly won it in 2008 but lost it by 2% in 2012.
But when he strove to cut across and so reach the mouth of the hidden swamp-stream, he narrowly escaped upsetting.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
At Bermuda, where the ship put in for repairs, he narrowly escaped drowning.Famous Authors (Men)|E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
Within, beside Reebeler himself, were a number of men, all of whom narrowly scrutinized the newcomer.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
At that period Christianity took things literally and narrowly.
It is possible to glance cursorily at both figures and mirror, and it is also possible to scrutinize them narrowly.What To Do?|Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
British Dictionary definitions for narrowly
Derived forms of narrownarrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun
Word Origin for narrow
Idioms and Phrases with narrowly
In addition to the idiom beginning with narrow
- narrow escape
- straight and narrow