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From blue +‎ -ly.


bluely (comparative more bluely, superlative most bluely)

  1. In a blue manner; bluishly.
    • 2004, Ellen Datlow, The Dark: New Ghost Stories:
      I pursed my lips thoughtfully, then reached out to prod the bluely gleaming chest of the thing with, I suppose, some notion of rolling it off the bed, []
    • 2005, Brian Lumley, The House of Cthulhu: Tales of the Primal Land:
      By now the bluely luminescent slug-gods were close indeed and their coughing calls loud in the darkness, []
    • 2011, Herman Melville, Lynn Michelsohn, In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville:
      They formed an oval frame, through which the bluely boundless sea rolled []


bluely (plural not attested)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Sussex, obsolete) Porpoise.
    • 1883, The Antiquary (page 260)
      The Sussex fishermen call the porpoise 'Bluely'.