[ hoh-luh-lee ]
/ ˈhoʊ lə li /


in a pious, devout, or sacred manner.


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Origin of holily

First recorded in 1150–1200, holily is from the Middle English; word haliliy. See holy, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for holily

/ (ˈhəʊlɪlɪ) /


in a holy, devout, or sacred manner
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