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[sis-uh-lee] /ˈsɪs ə li/
a female given name, form of Cecilia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • When her sister touched her on the shoulder cicelys tears fell.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • As she said this, cicelys eyes grew wistful, and filled with moisture.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • But then a gleam in cicelys eyes looked as if she thought so too.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • Wadsworth, it appeared from cicelys tale, was in as great a turmoil as Horwick.

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • 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
  • cicelys eyes filled with tears, and her steady voice faltered.

    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.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
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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