Beely vs Beey - What's the difference?

beely | beey |

As adjectives the difference between beely and beey

is that beely is of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian while beey is (informal|rare).

As an adverb beely

is in a beely or beelike manner.

As a verb beely

is .



Etymology 1

From .


  • Of, relating to or pertaining to bees; apian.
  • * 1877 , Elizabeth Anna Hart, Silver wings and golden scales :
  • As for bees, we cannot accuse them of silence, as the peculiar buzzing-sound they make in flying, [...] and which is so very agreeable to our ears when its gentle monotony enlivens the calm of the warm summer air, is, we may hope, a cheerful accompaniment to all beely labours, and as pleasant to those who make it as our voices are to us, [...]
  • * 1950 , Gleanings in bee culture:
  • With their countenance' spaces Planned for beely enterprise [...]


  • In a beely or beelike manner.
  • * 1965 , Murray Hoyt, The world of bees :
  • His effort is to come as near 100 percent as is humanly (and beely ) possible.

    Etymology 2

    Variation of belie.


  • * 1813 , Matteo Bandello, Joseph Haslewood, Giovanni Boccaccio, Palace of pleasure :
  • And were it not that I haue a desire in nothing to beely the author, and lesse will to leaue that which he had wrytten vpon the miserable end [...]




    (en adjective)
  • (informal, rare) .
  • * 1871 , P.J. Malone, “Goethe and Frederica” in The Rural Carolinian II, page 252
  • It was the sweetest April-time, / And beey -swarms humm’d thro’ the trees, / And Nature’s voice, in silver rhyme, / Received fresh cadence from the bees.
  • * 1887 , Ptolemy Houghton, Hatred Is Akin to Love , page 35
  • Fell backwards into a soft, though rather waspy and beey , bed.
  • * 1905 , The Bee-Keepers’ Review XVIII, page 58
  • [Sugar honey] has a peculiarly sweet, spicy, “beey ” flavor that is simply delicious.
  • * 2008 , Muncy Christian, The Very Bloody Marys , page 190
  • The buzzy, gnatty, beey', mosquitoey sound was back. In fact, it sounded even more buzzy, gnatty, ' beey , mosquitoey than it had before.