[druhm-lee; Scot. droo m-lee]
- troubled; gloomy.
Origin of drumly
1505–15; nasalized variant of Middle English drublie, droblie, Old English drōflīc, equivalent to drōf turbid, troubled (cognate with German trüb) + -līc -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for drumly
But on looking down I saw the Airey in his own channel—almost as drumly as the mire-burn—vulgarly called road—I was plashing up.
Far west, into the drizzling night the river lamps stretched, showing the drumly water of the highway of the world.Erchie
(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
The green meadows were not inviting, the grass was dripping, the flowers closed and heavy, the river red and drumly.Girlhood and Womanhood
They had fished the Drumly many a time without it, and this was to be another such day as those of old.
For the boy came back to Tommy when he heard the Drumly singing; it was as if he had suddenly seen his mother looking young again.