Telly vs Helly - What's the difference?
As a noun telly
As an adjective helly is
A television set
- Not much on telly tonight, as usual!
- We've got a new, flat-screen telly .
* telly tennis
The plural is not used in the US.
* tube (US), TV, tele (UK, rare)
* 1603', Samuel Harsnet, ''A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures'', quoted in '''2013 in ''Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times (ISBN 0750952822):
* 1892 , Theodore Sydney Vaughn, Satan in Arms Against Columbus , page 138:
- 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, .
- 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.