stilly

adverb
stil·​ly | \ ˈstil-lē How to pronounce stilly (audio) \

Definition of stilly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in a calm manner : quietly

stilly

adjective
\ ˈsti-lē How to pronounce stilly (audio) \

Definition of stilly (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of stilly in a Sentence

Adjective bats taking flight in the stilly summer evening dipping my paddle into the stilly water, I began canoeing across the pond

First Known Use of stilly

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stilly

Adjective

still entry 4 + -y entry 1

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“Stilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilly. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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