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Meaning of deathly

death•ly

Pronunciation: (deth'lē), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing death; deadly; fatal.
  2. like death: a deathly silence.
  3. of, pertaining to, or indicating death; morbid: a deathly odor from the sepulcher.
—adv.
  1. in the manner of death.
  2. very; utterly: deathly afraid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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