Pronunciation: (deth'lē), [key]
1. causing death; deadly; fatal.
2. like death: a deathly silence.
3. of, pertaining to, or indicating death; morbid: a deathly odor from the sepulcher.
1. in the manner of death.
2. very; utterly: deathly afraid.
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