gravely

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

grave +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪvli/
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Adverb[edit]

gravely (comparative more gravely, superlative most gravely)

  1. In a grave or serious manner.
    • 1956 [1880], Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 100:
      'No, no one's called that at home,' said Heidi gravely.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English gravely, graveli, equivalent to gravel +‎ -y. Compare gravelly.

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Adjective[edit]

gravely (comparative more gravely, superlative most gravely)

  1. Characterised by gravel, pebbles, or small stones.

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