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wormy +‎ -ly


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwəː.mə.lɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɝ.mə.li/
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wormily (comparative more wormily, superlative most wormily)

  1. In a manner reminding of a worm, with much twisting and turning.
    • 1936, H. P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness,
      It was not, he declares, anything connected with the cubes and caves of echoing, vaporous, wormily honeycombed mountains of madness which he crossed []
    • 1999, D. F. Lewis & Stuart Hughes, Beyond the comfort zone, Roadworks, # 4 (Spring 1999), 16-18
      Susan Klein’s fat, puppy-lard face began to ripple, and slowly, wormily, [] there emerged an ordinary looking individual who might have been seen just about anywhere.
    • 2006, Burton, Iowa City, Nov 17, 2006 (Comment)
      When the sleeping bag began squirming wormily and bouncing to the beat []