French translation of 'tightly'
1. (= firmly) [hold, cling] fermement
He held her tightly. Il la tenait fermement.
2. [seal] hermétiquement
a tightly sealed container un récipient hermétiquement clos
3. (= securely) solidement
The bandage had been tightly wrapped over his eyes. Le bandage avait été solidement appliqué sur ses yeux.
4. (= not loosely)
Her shawl was tightly wrapped around her. Elle était étroitement enveloppée dans son châle.
a tightly woven fabric un tissu serré
a tightly knit community une communauté très unie
5. [close, clench] fort
Her eyes were tightly closed. Elle fermait fort les yeux.
He kept his fists tightly clenched. Il serrait fort les poings.
6. (= strictly) [controlled, regulated] étroitement
7. (= closely)
tightly packed bondé(e)
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Example Sentences Including 'tightly'
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Charter marks flared under the cloak, briefly visible even through the tightly woven wool.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
She'd wanted to burst into tears, but had held herself tightly in check.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2001)
Her breath frosted in the moonlight and she held her borrowed jacket tightly closed against the cold.TREASON KEEP (2001)
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Translation of tightly from the Collins English to French Dictionary