adjective, hill·i·er, hill·i·est.

full of hills; having many hills; hilly country.
resembling a hill; elevated; steep.

Nearby words

  1. hillsborough,
  2. hillsdale,
  3. hillside,
  4. hillsite,
  5. hilltop,
  6. hillyer,
  7. hilo,
  8. hilt,
  9. hilton,
  10. hilton's law

Origin of hilly

1350–1400; Middle English; Old English hyllīc. See hill, -y1

Related formshill·i·ness, nounun·hill·y, adjective

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Word Origin and History for hilly



late 14c., from hill + -y (2).

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