Definition of welly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwelē/
(also wellie)

noun (plural wellies)

British informal
1 short for wellington.
Example sentences
  • Now, over the years I have suffered a lot with cold feet at times so it's always been important to me to get the best, warmest types of wellies or waders available.
  • Take it from me, when Geoff says sturdy shoes, he means wellies.
  • It is a surprise to see town shoes instead of green wellies.
2Power or vigor: I like big, fat voices with plenty of welly
More example sentences
  • Thierry Henry gets plenty of welly on the ensuing free-kick from about 35 yards out and PSV goalkeeper Edwin Zoetebier gets his palms stung before catching it on the second attempt.
  • At the end he let his voice soar as he threw away his prepared speech and gave them some impromptu wellie.
  • And you know what, he wasn't that bad, it's just in this day and age when they're all using rackets the size of the average double mattress, he ought to be giving it a bit more welly on a regular basis.

Words that rhyme with welly

belly, Botticelli, casus belli, Corelli, Delhi, deli, Ellie, Grappelli, jelly, Kelly, lamellae, Machiavelli, Mahaweli, Schiaparelli, Shelley, shelly, smelly, tagliatelle, telly, Torricelli, vermicelli, Zeffirelli

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Syllabification: wel·ly

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