adjective \ˈdeth-lē\

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

Full Definition of DEATHLY

:  fatal
:  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>

First Known Use of DEATHLY

before 12th century


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