deathly meaning

Pronunciation:   "deathly" in a sentence
Adjective: deathly (deathlier,deathliest)  dethlee
  1. Having the physical appearance of death
    "a deathly pallor"
    - deathlike 
  2. Causing or capable of causing death
    - deadly, mortal
Adverb: deathly  dethlee
  1. To a degree resembling death
    "he was deathly pale"

Derived forms: deathlier, deathliest

See also: dead, death, fatal

Encyclopedia: Deathly


[American slang]
mod. excellent.
• Did you see Kelly's deathly new convertible?
• That's a deathly idea!

Examples

More:   Next
  1. she turned a deathly shade of white when she heard the news.
  2. she saw him, how he was motionless and ageless, like some crouching idol, some image of a deathly religion.
  3. a shallow, greenish light slanted down through a veil of fog and snow upon a treeless, deathly rigid landscape.
  4. could the mirror be related to the deathly hallows
  5. the deadly / deathly silence filled the meeting-room

Related Words

  1. deathful meaning
  2. deathless meaning
  3. deathlessness meaning
  4. deathlike meaning
  5. deathliness meaning
  6. deathmatch meaning
  7. deathrate meaning
  8. deathsman meaning
  9. deathtrap meaning
  10. deathward meaning
PC Version