Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. White; pale.
  • adv. In a white manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, or coming near to, white.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • White; pale.

Etymologies

white +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After what seemed five minutes, though it could not have been more than a minute, I saw him flaming whitely upward.

    YAH! YAH! YAH!

  • A filled tooth on a hill whitely shining, and a mole in a trap one early June, around its neck a wedding ring.

    Cemetery Moles

  • Under glass chandeliers they float whitely over Europe's largest mall, a monument to old-fashioned walk-in-and-browse shopping.

    One-click wonder: the rise of Net-a-porter

  • A few days later, in their Birmingham clinic/studio, a set lit so whitely it feels like a 1960s vision of heaven, I meet John.

    Why Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies is in rude health

  • We sank our butter knives into the large lump of opaque, garlicky white salo, the lard spread that gleamed whitely from a glazed saucer of hardened clay next to the woven-straw bread basket.

    Peace Meals

  • Every morning you can barely get to your hygeine station to wipe off the smut of the night and rinse whitely into my sparking burst of bristles.

    You, tool . . .

  • Then out of nowhere, overhead, I saw the same red airplane I had seen earlier, except this time it was fighting hard against the wind, its wings buffeting, its landing lights sparking whitely.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • In fact, Phineas thought, the light seemed to make no difference to her whatsoever; it was as if she merely absorbed it into her skin, for she appeared to glow whitely from within.

    The Whisperers

  • : Dawnfire was joined by Tre'valen; a pair of graceful forms of gold and blue, with whitely glowing eyes.

    Widows and Orphans

  • The answer had been very satisfactory, and Paul smiled whitely at his reflection.

    red dust

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