Definition of dreichly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdriːxli/


(also dreely)
Scottish, British, Midlands English
  • 1 dialect, rare Continuously or continually; unceasingly, incessantly. In later use especially (with reference to rainfall): persistently, in a sustained way.

  • 2 dialect Sadly; gloomily, in a dreary or depressing way; bleakly. Now often with reference to wet, cold, or overcast weather.


Old English (in an earlier sense). From dreich + -ly.