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From black +‎ -ly.



blackly (comparative more blackly, superlative most blackly)

  1. With a black appearance.
    • 2011, T. J. Forrester, Miracles, Inc. (page 37)
      Here and there, sun glanced off water, and slick surfaces shone blackly orange in the morning light.
  2. Darkly or gloomily.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 26, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Maccario, it was evident, did not care to take the risk of blundering upon a picket, and a man led them by twisting paths until at last the hacienda rose blackly before them.
    • 1997, Joan Gordon, ‎Veronica Hollinger, Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
      One of the most interesting — and confusing — vampire stories to deal with questions of morality in the postmodern context is the blackly comic film Vampire's Kiss (dir. Robert Bierman, 1988), which tells of a despicable yuppie named Peter Low — played in completely over-the-top fashion by Nicholas Cage — and his encounter at a singles bar with the vampire Rachel.