yellow +‎ -ly


yellowly (comparative more yellowly, superlative most yellowly)

  1. In a yellow manner; with yellow colour.
    • 1864, Henry T. Spicer, “Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy: Another Past Lodger Relates What Lot He Drew at Glumper House”, in All the Year Round, Extra Christmas Number, 1 December, 1864, Part 4, p. 28,[1]
      After rice appeared the much-dreaded pie, glaring yellowly, with its coarse pretentious outside—prototype of many a living humbug—veiling one knows not what of false and vile.
    • 1930, D. H. Lawrence, “Love Among the Haystacks” in Love Among the Haystacks and Other Stories, Part 4, p. 31,[2]
      The light of the bicycle lamp sheered yellowly across the dark, catching a glint of raindrops, a mist of darkness, shadow of leaves and strokes of long grass.
    • 1938, Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, London: Vintage, 2002, Chapter 1,
      He showed his tartar-coated teeth in a fatherly smile. [] when he crossed the room, yellowly smiling, he might have been about to kiss the bride.
    • 1958, Alfred Hayes, My Face for the World to See, New York Review of Books, 2013, Chapter 6, p. 19,[3]
      She had a black cat. It regarded me yellowly through the window screen when I rang her doorbell.