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From cool +‎ -ly.



coolly (comparative more coolly, superlative most coolly)

  1. In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
    • 2011 October 2, Aled Williams, “Swansea 2-0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport Wales:
      Graham secured victory with five minutes left, coolly lifting the ball over Asmir Begovic.


coolly (comparative more coolly, superlative most coolly)

  1. (obsolete) coolish; somewhat cool
    • Spenser
      Keeping my sheep amongst the coolly shade of the green alders.