[il-ee, il-lee]


Origin of illy

First recorded in 1540–50; ill + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for illy

Historical Examples of illy

  • It was understood that the left wing of the 1st corps was to take care of the Calvary of Illy.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • It will astonish not a few to learn that there is no such word as illy.

    The Verbalist

    Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

  • To be thwarted and outgeneralled is what this black-browed man can illy bear.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • From such a creature, so illy balanced, one might expect anything.

    The Art of Disappearing

    John Talbot Smith

  • Mr. Illy, this man showed you mercy when he could have had you beaten.

    Gambler's World

    John Keith Laumer

Word Origin and History for illy

"in an ill manner," 1540s, from ill (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper