See also: Hilly

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Etymology edit

From Middle English hilly, hylly, hully, equivalent to hill +‎ -y.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪli/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪli

Adjective edit

hilly (comparative hillier, superlative hilliest)

  1. (of a landscape) Abundant in hills; having many hills.
    • 1962 August, “More W.R. services in jeopardy”, in Modern Railways, page 82, photo caption:
      The intermediate station seen here, Llanbister Road, is 5 hilly miles by road from the town it purports to serve.
    • 1972, Chi Hsin, “Where the Sunghua River Flows”, in The Seeds and Other Stories[1], Peking: Foreign Languages Press, →OCLC, page 145:
      Our first stop is in Antu County, Kirin Province, a rugged and hilly extension of the Changpai foothills. The temperature in midsummer lingers around 20° C.

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  1. holy