Definition of stealthy in English:

stealthy

adjectivestealthier, stealthiest

  • Behaving or done in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard.

    ‘stealthy footsteps’
    • ‘Guiromélans senses more than hears Balen's stealthy footsteps beneath the tables.’
    • ‘We thought we heard the stealthy crunch of a boat beaching at midnight and footsteps climbing the cliff path.’
    • ‘I heard its stealthy steps in my sleep, and in the dead city under the merciless sky, as I randomly searched for shelter and food.’
    • ‘I hear his soft footsteps, stealthy like a cat, stepping out of the bathroom, carrying the emptied tin bowl with him.’
    • ‘Perhaps Hunter is taking revenge in a manner more stealthy than we can possibly comprehend.’
    • ‘All he would spare was the occasional stealthy glance to ensure that he wasn't going to look like a drenched rat at the end of it all.’
    • ‘The stealthy footsteps of a cat crept down the edge of the lane and slunk away behind a stack of barrels.’
    • ‘Ironically, stealthy design also makes for a less efficient weapon of war.’
    • ‘The future of naval warfare lies with small stealthy ships and submarines.’
    • ‘Rana had given me her little pen cam and permission to take stealthy little pictures in and around the funeral.’
    • ‘The popular image of SEALs is as frogmen, stealthy Navy commandos who operate from the sea.’
    • ‘It does not prohibit the use of surprise, ruses, or stealthy tactics to kill enemy personnel.’
    • ‘The oak-panelled door closed almost silently, a stealthy shuzz followed by a click as it sealed the two men in the plush office.’
    • ‘The appeal of the watch to special forces and other stealthy killers is that it dispenses with the need for minute blobs of luminous paint.’
    • ‘I spasmed awake as the team moved in, silent and stealthy as ninjas.’
    • ‘And is it me, or is there something sinister and stealthy about that design?’
    • ‘Design changes, though small, will bring overall performance gains to the stealthy fighter.’
    • ‘Out in the forest a steady rustling wind crept through the trees, stalking northwards like a stealthy cat.’
    • ‘He planned his behaviour carefully, picturing to himself the stealthy movements, the alert senses that would keep him out of trouble.’
    • ‘Aircraft were first built of wood, then metal and now stealthy composites.’
    furtive, secretive, secret, surreptitious, sneaking, sly, skulking, slinking, clandestine, hidden, covert, cloaked, conspiratorial, under the table
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Pronunciation

stealthy

/ˈstɛlθi/