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EtymologyEdit

killing +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

killingly (comparative more killingly, superlative most killingly)

  1. So as to kill; fatally.
  2. (figuratively) So as to incapacitate with laughter.
    • 1916 William Dean Howells: Between the Dark and the Daylight (page 152) [1]
      I should not be able to say how killingly droll I found this.