[adverb stil-lee; adjective stil-ee]


quietly; silently.


Chiefly Literary. still; quiet.

Origin of stilly

before 1000; Middle English (adv.); Old English stillīce. See still1, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adverb (ˈstɪllɪ)

archaic, or literary quietly or calmly

adjective (ˈstɪlɪ)

poetic still, quiet, or calm
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