hilly

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

Definition of hilly

: abounding in hills

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Together, 12 separate fires had merged into three larger ones, burning roughly 655 acres of hilly terrain with 50 percent containment by mid-afternoon Saturday, said Jonathan Cox, a division chief with Cal Fire. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "Marsh Complex wildfires: More than 650 acres burned near Mount Diablo," 3 Aug. 2019 The Army's road trip got off to a rocky start, with several vehicles breaking down that afternoon on the hilly roads leading out of Washington. al.com, "America’s military accomplished an amazing feat 100 years ago -- driving across country," 7 July 2019 Residents cited noise, traffic, dust, and safety issues on the twisting, hilly connector road as concerns. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Thompson PZC Hears Arguments Over Mining Operation," 28 June 2019 By just about any measure, the opioid epidemic in Alabama hit hardest in poor, rural and white areas in north Alabama, in a seeming band stretching across the hilly stretches from Georgia to Mississippi. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al.com, "Where the opioid epidemic hit Alabama hardest," 21 July 2019 Set on a hilly acre surrounded by greenery, the 1950s residence achieves a treehouse-like vibe. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: David Arquette to go a couple rounds in the real estate market," 20 July 2019 The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in Benedict Canyon. NBC News, "Los Angeles site of Manson murders goes on market for nearly $2 million," 18 July 2019 The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in Benedict Canyon. USA TODAY, "Saving whales, Manson murder house: News from around our 50 states," 17 July 2019 Granted, most of that demand targeted Spain’s sunny coasts—not the hilly countryside of Galicia. Phil Boucher, Fortune, "Want to Buy a Spanish Village? This Real Estate Agent Has 400 to Sell," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of hilly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hilly was in the 14th century

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hilly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hilly

: having many hills

hilly

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

Kids Definition of hilly

: having many hills a hilly city

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