\ 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 Most people drive the highway, but its length, hilly nature, and scenery beg to be cycled. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 May 2022 Driving into Cartersville, a good half-hour’s drive from Atlanta and in the hilly southernmost reaches of the Appalachians, is pretty much like driving into any small town in Georgia. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 Augusta National is hilly, and golfers have noted the physical toll of hours spent trekking the course, even for the youngest of players. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, 8 Apr. 2022 In the hilly, cobblestoned capital of the Black Sea country Georgia, a Russian IT worker made his latest of multiple attempts at what would normally be a mundane task: opening a bank account. Vasiliy Kolotilov, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The wreckage of the plane was strewn across a hilly, forested area. Elaine Yu, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 Essentially a giant, hilly sandbox, the park is a small part of a dune field that extends further into Texas and New Mexico. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 20 Feb. 2022 Cornish compares Lagrange points to a marble on a hilly surface. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 29 Apr. 2022 Much of the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail passes through this swath of upper Sonoran Desert in the hilly backcountry of the Agua Fria River watershed. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hilly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilly. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of hilly

: having many hills a hilly city

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