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stilly

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adverb stil·ly \ˈstil-lē\

Definition of stilly

  1. :  in a calm manner :  quietly



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stilly

before 12th century

Rhymes with stilly


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stilly

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adjective stil·ly \ˈsti-lē\

Definition of stilly

  1. :  still, quiet



Examples of stilly

  1. <bats taking flight in the stilly summer evening>

  2. <dipping my paddle into the stilly water, I began canoeing across the pond>



Origin of stilly

4still + 1-y


First Known Use: 1722

Rhymes with stilly


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