whitely

adverb
white·​ly | \ ˈ(h)wīt-lē How to pronounce whitely (audio) \

Definition of whitely

: with an effect of whiteness : so as to show or appear white

First Known Use of whitely

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Whitely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitely. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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