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American English: /ˈdɛdli/
British English: /ˈdɛdli/

Translation of deadly in Spanish:

adjective deadlier, deadliest

  • 1 1.1 (fatal)
    a muerte
    Example sentences
    • It is also important to remember that every driver on the highway is armed with a weapon more deadly and dangerous than any firearm: a motor vehicle.
    • The 2003 death toll from the deadly virus was only one.
    • In Doomsday Book the twenty-first century is stricken by yet another pandemic, almost as deadly as the Black Death was in the fourteenth.
    1.2 (unerring)
    Example sentences
    • Practice this in front of a mirror until you can slightly part your lips and silently hit a target with deadly accuracy.
    • Each strike and block was performed with flawless, deadly accuracy.
    • Hinting at the timepiece's capacity for deadly accuracy, he adds: ‘It was twenty-four minutes past midnight.’
    1.3 (as intensifier)
    a muerte
    in deadly silence
    en un silencio sepulcral
    Example sentences
    • Morgan Freeman was now speaking in deadly earnest about Rainforests as the Lungs of Our Planet.
    • Byron may have been playing at soldiers, but at the same time he was in deadly earnest.
    • There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.
  • 2 (dull, boring) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Viewers today typically consider busts academic, boring, deadly; in a museum, they are what you walk past on the way to the Impressionists.
    • As a result, cultural choice is increasingly restricted, and a bland sameness, deadly and soporific, threatens the cultural landscape.
    • I barely even notice the battle anymore through the deadly monotony.
    Example sentences
    • Breakfast was deadly!! The best breakfast potatoes I think I’ve ever had.
    • Just like to say it was deadly today. Had great fun.


  • (as intensifier)
    you must be joking! — no, I'm deadly serious
    lo dices en broma ¿no? — no, lo digo muy en serio
    Example sentences
    • This joking remark caused Eisenhower to turn deadly serious.
    • Elves are that way though, jolly one moment and deadly serious when the situation needs it.
    • Heart failure is a deadly serious condition, but with good treatments people can double or triple their life expectancy.
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