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Definition of "whitely" []

  • Having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light (adjective)
  • (of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue (adjective)
  • Comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour (adjective)
  • (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers (adjective)
  • Bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc (adjective)
  • (of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age (adjective)
  • Benevolent or without malicious intent (adjective)
  • Colourless or transparent (adjective)
  • Capped with or accompanied by snow (adjective)
  • Counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist (adjective)
  • Blank, as an unprinted area of a page (adjective)
  • (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins (adjective)
  • (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream (adjective)
  • (of bread) made with white flour (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency (adjective)
  • Honourable or generous (adjective)
  • (of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness) (adjective)
  • Morally unblemished (adjective)
  • (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable (adjective)
  • Having a fair complexion; blond (adjective)
  • A white colour (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being white; whiteness (noun)
  • The white or lightly coloured part or area of something (noun)
  • The white part (sclera) of the eyeball (noun)
  • Any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae (noun)
  • A white or light-coloured piece or square (noun)
  • The player playing with such pieces (noun)
  • Anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards (noun)
  • An unprinted area of a page (noun)
  • The outer ring of the target, having the lowest score (noun)
  • A shot or arrow hitting this ring (noun)
  • Fairness of complexion (noun)
  • To create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter) (verb)
  • To make or become white (verb)
  • White; pale. (adjective)

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  • In a white manner. (adverb)

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Use "whitely" in a sentence
  • "After what seemed five minutes, though it could not have been more than a minute, I saw him flaming whitely upward."
  • "A filled tooth on a hill whitely shining, and a mole in a trap one early June, around its neck a wedding ring."
  • "Under glass chandeliers they float whitely over Europe's largest mall, a monument to old-fashioned walk-in-and-browse shopping."