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deathly

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adjective death·ly \ˈdeth-lē\

Simple Definition of deathly

  • : relating to or seeming like death : causing you to think of death

Full Definition of deathly

  1. 1 :  fatal

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or suggestive of death <a deathly pallor>

deathly adverb

Examples of deathly

  1. A deathly silence filled the room.

  2. <his deathly pallor suggested that any attempt to find a pulse would be futile>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of deathly

before 12th century


DEATHLY Defined for Kids

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deathly

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adjective death·ly \ˈdeth-lē\

Definition of deathly

  1. :  relating to or suggesting death <The crowd became deathly silent. — John Reynolds Gardiner, Stone Fox>




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adverb death·ly

Definition of deathly

  1. :  in a way suggesting death <deathly pale>





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