white·​ly ˈ(h)wīt-lē How to pronounce whitely (audio)
: with an effect of whiteness : so as to show or appear white

Examples of whitely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pie is out of the oven, 20 minutes later, dead heads gasping to escape pastry and six entreating eyeballs gazing whitely at the ceiling. Anabel Dean, CNN, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitely was in the 14th century

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“Whitely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitely. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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