blackly

adverb literary in an angry, threatening, or unpleasant way: clouds blackly looming

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Blackly — Black ly, adv. In a black manner; darkly, in color; gloomily; threateningly; atrociously. Deeds so blackly grim and horrid. Feltham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackly — 1560s, from BLACK (Cf. black) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blackly — [blak′lē] adv. 1. drearily; gloomily 2. angrily; menacingly 3. in a sinister manner …   English World dictionary

  • blackly — /blak lee/, adv. 1. darkly; gloomily. 2. wickedly: a plot blackly contrived to wreak vengeance. 3. angrily: blackly refusing to yield to reason. [1555 65; BLACK + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Blackly — This interesting surname is both English and Scottish, although the Scottish nameholders almost certainly have the same origin. It is locational from the various villages called Blackley, Blakeley, and Blackley, in the counties of Lancashire and… …   Surnames reference

  • blackly — adv. Blackly is used with these adjectives: ↑comic, ↑humorous …   Collocations dictionary

  • blackly — black ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the very darkest colour owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light. 2) deeply stained with dirt. 3) (of coffee or tea) served without milk. 4) relating to a human group having dark coloured skin, especially of …   English terms dictionary

  • blackly — adverb see black I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blackly — adverb In a black manner; darkly or gloomily …   Wiktionary

  • blackly — adv. wickedly, cruelly; gloomily …   English contemporary dictionary

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