portly

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adjective port·ly \ˈpȯrt-lē\

Definition of portly

portlier

;

portliest

  1. 1 :  dignified, stately

  2. 2 :  heavy or rotund of body :  stout

portliness

noun

Examples of portly in a sentence

  1. a portly gentleman who clearly didn't get enough exercise

  2. walked with the portly grace of the grande dame that she was

Origin and Etymology of portly

3port


First Known Use: 15th century


PORTLY Defined for English Language Learners

portly

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adjective port·ly \ˈpȯrt-lē\

Definition of portly for English Language Learners

  • : having a round and somewhat fat body


PORTLY Defined for Kids

portly

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adjective port·ly \ˈpȯrt-lē\

Definition of portly for Students

portlier

;

portliest

  1. :  having a round and heavy body :  somewhat fat



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