\ 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 However, going downhill on hilly Reseda Boulevard, the speedometer hit 30 mph. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, "Electric Bikes Growing Choice For Americans Traveling This Summer," 5 Apr. 2021 The energy savings will be larger for water utilities with far-flung supplies, and larger still if water use can be reduced in hilly neighborhoods specifically. Los Angeles Times, "Want to save energy and fight climate change? Try using less water," 4 Mar. 2021 A hundred sick and dying ash trees and long tangles of invasive, thick vines covered the hilly, brown patch. Washington Post, "Church creates local oasis from dying urban forest," 21 Mar. 2021 That lap came in at 9:57, for an average speed of 24.5 mph around the hilly 4.2-mile track. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Priority Current Is a Stealth Speed e-Bike," 16 Mar. 2021 A hundred sick and dying ash trees and long tangles of invasive thick vines covered the hilly, brown patch. Tatyana Turner, baltimoresun.com, "‘A bit of a haven’: Southwest Baltimore church reclaims a dying urban forest and creates a community oasis," 15 Mar. 2021 What Pong offers is the chance for Tiller to feel close to Asia while staying in a luxury resort in the hilly outskirts of Shenzhen, where white yogis from the U.S. and Western Europe have convened to sample jamu. Jennifer Wilson, The New Republic, "Chang-Rae Lee Skewers a Globalized Get-Rich-Quick Scheme," 4 Mar. 2021 Castello Fonterutoli, located in Castellina in Chianti, is comprised of eleven best vineyard plots balanced between medium hilly locations. Michelle Williams, Forbes, "Look To The Black Rooster For Quality Sangiovese In Chianti," 3 Mar. 2021 Initially, Sivley found people in need of help by driving around hilly areas and stopping by hospitals, but now, Austin residents directly contact him from all over city. Washington Post, "He’s rescued 500 people from icy Texas roads: ‘As fast as I was clearing cars out, people were pulling in and getting stuck’," 20 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of hilly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Apr 2021

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“Hilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilly. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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