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[ hil-ee ]


, hill·i·er, hill·i·est.
  1. full of hills; having many hills; hilly country.
  2. resembling a hill; elevated; steep.

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Other Words From

  • hilli·ness noun
  • un·hilly adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hilly1

1350–1400; Middle English; Old English hyllīc. See hill, -y 1

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Example Sentences

That’s because e-power makes even long, hilly rides to and from their workplace reasonable.

Koepka said he expected walking the hilly course at Augusta and being unable to bend down to read the greens as he usually does would be difficult.

The crash occurred early in the morning on a winding, hilly stretch of road in a residential neighborhood near Los Angeles that is known for car wrecks.

Everything is pretty much next to everything else in this surprisingly hilly town.

Officials argued that the state’s “one size fits all” approach to housing density doesn’t work for their city due to its hilly terrain and abundance of unusable land.

Finish in Nevada City, a quaint (and hilly) historic mining town.

As the plane makes the descent to El Paso, Berry Oakley squints down at the brown, hilly town.

Nice places to live, where the kids can run through the hilly yards behind sandstone apartment blocs.

The embers of guilt over the entire episode are placed deep within Hilly, where it will smolder for the rest of his life.

[Laughs] For me, it was, “What was the worst thing you could do to Hilly Holbrook?”

Chapman turned up a hilly road and they came out on a ridge overlooking the fenced-in track.

Malacca is, near the coast, merely hilly; but further in the interior the hills swell into a fine mountain range.

Here we came the next morning after a short time on winding and rather hilly byways.

The road from Calais, for the first twelve miles, is open and hilly.

It is pleasantly situated in a hilly district on the river Brit, from which it takes its name.