riley

adjective
ril·​ey | \ ˈrī-lē How to pronounce riley (audio) \

Definition of riley

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : turbid
2 : angry

Riley

biographical name
Ri·​ley | \ ˈrī-lē How to pronounce Riley (audio) \

Definition of Riley (Entry 2 of 2)

James Whit*comb \ ˈ(h)wit-​kəm How to pronounce Riley (audio) \ 1849–1916 American poet

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Examples of riley in a Sentence

Adjective some visibly riley people were lined up in the customer service department take care not to stir up the bottom of the stream when you fill the dipper, or your water will be riley

First Known Use of riley

Adjective

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of riley was in 1805

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“Riley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riley. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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