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stilly

adverb stil·ly \ ˈstil-lē \

Definition of stilly

: in a calm manner : quietly

First Known Use of stilly

before 12th century


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stilly

adjective \ ˈsti-lē \

Definition of stilly

Examples of stilly in a Sentence

  1. bats taking flight in the stilly summer evening

  2. dipping my paddle into the stilly water, I began canoeing across the pond

Origin and Etymology of stilly



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