il·​ly ˈi(l)-lē How to pronounce illy (audio)
: not wisely or well : badly, ill
his illy concealed prideDella Lutes

Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of illy was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Illy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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il·​ly ˈil-(l)ē How to pronounce illy (audio)
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