Definition of stilly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪli


  • Quietly and with little movement: the birds rested stilly
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    • They wait there, standing stilly even as the bus slows and tries to stop close to that spot, where a brake squeals mightily.
    • The figure lay very stilly on his bed, the sheets rumpled and wet with his sweat.
    • The waters work, and Jefferson is exalted stilly in his place.


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  • Still and quiet: the stilly night
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    • It was a stilly pitch-dark morning; neither moon nor star nor light from house or electricity pole was to be seen.
    • In the dusk we walked out onto a little bridge to watch birds, and in the stilly evening, out over the lake an alpen horn began to play.

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