adverb Date: 14th century with an effect of whiteness ; so as to show or appear white

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  • Whitely — White ly, a. Like, or coming near to, white. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitely — [hwīt′lē] adv. so as to be white; with a white or pale appearance …   English World dictionary

  • whitely — /hwuyt lee, wuyt /, adv. with a white hue or color: The sun shone whitely. [1350 1400; late ME; see WHITE, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • whitely — white ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light. 2) very pale. 3) relating to a human group having light coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. 4) morally or spiritually pure.… …   English terms dictionary

  • whitely — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English whitly, from whit white + ly, adverb suffix : so as to show or appear white : with an effect of whiteness reflect light whitely like clouds or snow Time II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • whitely — adverb In a white manner …   Wiktionary

  • Whitely — This is a locational surname of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It dervies from the various villages of the same name in the counties of Berkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, or from residence at a… …   Surnames reference

  • whitely — adv. with a white color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whitely — white·ly …   English syllables

  • whitely — white•ly [[t]ˈ(h)waɪt li, ˈwaɪt [/t]] adv. with a white hue or color • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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