I. adverb Date: before 12th century in a calm manner ; quietly II. adjective Etymology: 4still + 1-y Date: 1722 still, quiet

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  • Stilly — Still y, a. Still; quiet; calm. [1913 Webster] The stilly hour when storms are gone. Moore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilly — Stil ly, adv. In a still manner; quietly; silently; softly. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] The hum of either army stilly sounds. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stilly — *still, quiet, silent, noiseless Analogous words: *soft, gentle, mild, bland: placid, peaceful, *calm, tranquil, serene Contrasted words: agitated, disturbed (see DISCOMPOSE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stilly — [stil′ē; ] for adv. [, stil′lē] adj. stillier, stilliest [ME stillich < OE stillic] Literary still; silent; calm adv. [ME stilleli < OE stillice] in a still manner; silently; calmly …   English World dictionary

  • Stilly — This interesting and unusual surname is of topographical origin and is derived from the Old English pre 7th Century stelling meaning cattle fold, i.e. a place where cattle take shelter from the sun, and the suffix ey implies dweller by; hence,… …   Surnames reference

  • stilly — adv. /stil lee/; adj. /stil ee/, adv. 1. quietly; silently. adj. 2. Chiefly Literary. still; quiet. [bef. 1000; ME (adv.); OE stillice. See STILL1, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stilly — 1. adjective silent; calm 2. adverb While still and calm …   Wiktionary

  • stilly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise: hushed, noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still. Archaic: hush. See SOUNDS. 2. Motionless and undisturbed: calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene,… …   English dictionary for students

  • stilly — adv. RG. 548, 564 …   Oldest English Words

  • stilly — literary adverb stɪlli quietly and with little movement. adjective stɪli still and quiet …   English new terms dictionary

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