\ ˈhi-lē How to pronounce hilly (audio) \
hillier; hilliest

Definition of hilly

: abounding in hills

Examples of hilly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accompanied by Lunar Module Pilot Ed Mitchell and Command Module Pilot Stu Roosa, Shepard's target was the Fra Mauro highlands, a hilly area near the lunar equator and just south of the giant crater Copernicus. Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, "A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14," 30 Jan. 2020 At times, the cars featured in the film -- the green Mustang and a black Dodge Charger R/T -- were going as fast as 1115 miles an hour on hilly city streets, according to Marc Eliot's McQueen biography. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "$3.7 million: Ford Mustang driven in the movie Bullitt sells for record price," 10 Jan. 2020 But in an experiment in San Francisco, the trucks had difficulty navigating the city’s narrow, hilly streets, former Amazon managers recalled. James Bandler, ProPublica, "Inside Documents Show How Amazon Chose Speed Over Safety in Building Its Delivery Network," 28 Dec. 2019 Yet, despite all the safety measures on a sleepy but overcast Sunday morning, the copter crashed in hilly Calabasas, California. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Kobe Bryant's ex-pilot: Helicopter was 'Cadillac' of the skies, yet it crashed. NTSB is hunting for clues.," 30 Jan. 2020 Don’t mess with the mountain views Prior studies on real estate impacts from oil and gas development have focused on Pennsylvania, where the hilly and forested landscape does a better job of hiding wells. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado homes near oil wells face lower values, new study finds," 8 Dec. 2019 Surrounding the palace are 150 acres of heavily landscaped and hilly parkland, with footpaths leading to the sea. Jeff Opdyke, latimes.com, "Crimea is an unexpected beauty set against an unsettled history," 23 June 2019 In Worcester, Holy Cross’s hilly campus was mostly empty Wednesday because of winter break. Andrew Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, "Holy Cross rower killed, a dozen injured in Florida crash," 15 Jan. 2020 In September last year, 21 were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine in Bogor, another hilly area in West Java. Fox News, "Indonesia bus plunges into ravine, sending at least 28 to their deaths," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hilly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2020

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“Hilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilly. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hilly

: having many hills


\ ˈhi-lē How to pronounce hilly (audio) \
hillier; hilliest

Kids Definition of hilly

: having many hills a hilly city

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