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[sis-uh-lee] /ˈsɪs ə li/
a female given name, form of Cecilia. Unabridged
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  • But then a gleam in cicelys eyes looked as if she thought so too.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • When her sister touched her on the shoulder cicelys tears fell.

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  • As she said this, cicelys eyes grew wistful, and filled with moisture.

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  • Wadsworth, it appeared from cicelys tale, was in as great a turmoil as Horwick.

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  • She went and knelt down by cicelys side, and put one soft cheek against another as if that would do any good.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • The moisture that had been gathering dropped all at once in two great unexpected tears out of cicelys eyes.

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  • cicelys eyes filled with tears, and her steady voice faltered.

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British Dictionary definitions for cicelys


noun (pl) -lies
short for sweet cicely
Word Origin
C16: from Latin seselis, from Greek, of obscure origin; influenced in spelling by the English proper name Cicely
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Word Origin and History for cicelys


fem. proper name, an alteration or nativization of Cecilia. The plant (late 16c.) is Latin seselis, from Greek seselis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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