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From Middle English coldliche, caldeliche, perhaps borrowed from Old Norse kaldliga (“coldly”); equivalent to cold + -ly. Displaced Middle English colde (“coldly”), from Old English cealde (“coldly”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊldli/
- (General American) enPR: kōldʹlē, IPA(key): /ˈkoʊldli/
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- Hyphenation: cold‧ly