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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-suh-lee]
    • /ˈaɪ sə li/
    • /ˈaɪ.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-suh-lee]
    • /ˈaɪ sə li/

Definitions of icily word

  • adverb icily in an icy manner: I received him icily because of the harsh way he had treated me. 1
  • noun icily In the manner of ice; with a cold or chilling effect. 1
  • adverb icily in an icy or reserved manner 0
  • adverb icily in an icy manner; very coldly 0
  • adverb icily (figuratively) In an uncaring manner. 0

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Origin of icily

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; icy + -ly

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Parts of speech for Icily


icily popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

icily usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for icily

adverb icily

  • coldly — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.
  • frostily — characterized by or producing frost; freezing; very cold: frosty weather.
  • aloofly — at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
  • hyper-emotional — pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.
  • distantly — far off or apart in space; not near at hand; remote or removed (often followed by from): a distant place; a town three miles distant from here.

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