[ UK /ˈɒmɪnəsli/ ]
[ US /ˈɑmənəsɫi/ ]
  1. in an ominous manner
    the sun darkened ominously
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How To Use ominously In A Sentence

  • Portsmouth's chimes sound ominously like a funeral march. Times, Sunday Times
  • He couldn't stop looking the man's shiny gold tooth that glinted ominously in the streetlight.
  • Sometimes Carlie hands me the squirt bottle of "Bam" (an acronym for something that begins, ominously, with "butyric" - the rest of it has been worn off the label) and lets me do the bathrooms. Nickel and Dimed
  • Clouds loomed ominously over the beach on Saturday, but the rain stayed away.
  • He spoke ominously of the world facing "a war in Europe and possibly something greater".
  • An unexploded bomb is lodged ominously in the courtyard, a neat visual allegory for the sense of imminent threat in the film. Times, Sunday Times
  • The second is that an expectant and sceptical mob is starting to gather, with what looks ominously like a gallows and a hanging rope.
  • Ominously, the party had also announced its intention to liberalize the sector.
  • Some were caked with layer upon layer of old food, others burbled ominously with fresh unsavory indelicacies.
  • And now, as we emerge from the pine-wood, a new Dolomite – a huge, dark, mournful-looking mountain ominously splashed with deep red stains – rises suddenly into towering prominence upon our left, and seems almost to overhang the road. Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
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