Telly vs Helly - What's the difference?

telly | helly |


As a noun telly

is television.

As an adjective helly is

hellish, infernal.

telly

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Television
  • Not much on telly tonight, as usual!
  • A television set
  • We've got a new, flat-screen telly .

    Derived terms

    * telly tennis

    Usage notes

    The plural is not used in the US.

    Synonyms

    * tube (US), TV, tele (UK, rare)

    helly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Hellish, infernal.
  • * 1603', Samuel Harsnet, ''A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures'', quoted in '''2013 in ''Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times (ISBN 0750952822):
  • These monster-swarms his Holiness and his helly crew have scraped and raked together out of old doting historiographers, wizardising augurs, imposturing soothsayers, dreaming poets, chimerical conceiters, and coiners of fables, .
  • * 1892 , Theodore Sydney Vaughn, Satan in Arms Against Columbus , page 138:
  • Then wavered all the rebel rings, And of a sudden, ere a single blow Was struck, precipitous they shrieking fled, And sought the portals of their Helly home.

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