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[hil-ee] /ˈhɪl i/
adjective, hillier, hilliest.
full of hills; having many hills; hilly country.
resembling a hill; elevated; steep.
Origin of hilly
1350-1400; Middle English; Old English hyllīc. See hill, -y1
Related forms
hilliness, noun
unhilly, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Peninsulas or a hilly landscape can act as natural barrier and help to defend the city against enemies.
  • Of course, taking gears out of the picture can make riding a lot less fun, if not downright miserable for those in hilly areas.
  • Hill hold feature takes the stress out of manual shifting during hilly city driving.
  • Buildings and hilly terrain allow overhead shots and pans that take in a whole scene.
  • He cannot see far, because the land is hilly and forested.
  • Prefab buildings in primary colours are scattered over a rocky and hilly terrain.
  • Here and there, those hilly plains are interrupted by underwater mountains called seamounts.
  • The surrounding hilly regions may not be so lucky, he added.
  • hilly woods dotted with imperial pavilions now serving as tea houses and exhibition sites.
  • Speeds are posted in kilometers, and roads are often hilly and winding.
Word Origin and History for hilly

late 14c., from hill + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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