Meaning of helly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɛli/


  • Resembling or characteristic of hell; hellish.

    ‘The helly ringmaster cracks his whip!’
    • ‘It's all a helly nightmare.’
    • ‘Let any indifferent man judge whether this party was fit to have a licence and authority conferred upon him to keep this helly trade or no.’
    • ‘He went down into hell and threatened the helly king.’
    • ‘Just pass me the wine - I've a helly and horrible kind of drouth!’
    of hell, hellish, lower, nether, subterranean, underworld