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deathly

adjective death·ly \ˈdeth-lē\

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

Full Definition of DEATHLY

1
:  fatal
2
:  of, relating to, or suggestive of death <a deathly pallor>
deathly adverb
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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
DEATHLY Defined for Kids

1deathly

adjective death·ly \ˈdeth-lē\

Definition of DEATHLY for Kids

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

2deathly

adverb

Definition of DEATHLY for Kids

:  in a way suggesting death <deathly pale>

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