Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

deathly

adjective, adverb
     
death‧ly
reminding you of death or of a dead body
deathly cold/white/pale
She was deathly pale, and looked as if she might faint.
a deathly hush/silence (=complete silence)
A deathly hush fell over the room.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary