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blackly

[ blak-lee ]
/ ˈblæk li /
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adverb

darkly; gloomily.
wickedly: a plot blackly contrived to wreak vengeance.
angrily: blackly refusing to yield to reason.

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Origin of blackly

First recorded in 1555–65; black + -ly
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