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southerly

[ suhth-er-lee ]
/ ˈsʌð ər li /
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adjective, adverb
toward the south: a southerly course.
(especially of a wind) coming from the south: a gentle southerly breeze.
noun, plural south·er·lies.
a wind that blows from the south.
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Origin of southerly

1545–55; south + -erly (see easterly)

OTHER WORDS FROM southerly

south·er·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for southerly

southerly
/ (ˈsʌðəlɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or situated in the south
adverb, adjective
towards or in the direction of the south
from the southa southerly wind
noun plural -lies
a wind from the south

Derived forms of southerly

southerliness, noun
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