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Spilly vs Stilly - What's the difference?

spilly | stilly |

As adjectives the difference between spilly and stilly

is that spilly is prone to spilling while stilly is silent; calm.

As an adverb stilly is

while still and calm.




(en adjective)
  • Prone to spilling.
  • * 1980 , Fannie Hurst, Anatomy of me
  • *:Then Jeffry, with heavy-handed humor which ill became him, complained within her hearing that most of his oyster stew, spilly food which he had intentionally ordered, had poured over into his coffee.
  • * 2007 , Mavis Kirkham, Exploring the dirty side of women's health
  • *:[He was] very windy, and he was very spilly right from the beginning. Just really spilly after every feed, numerous clothing changes for him and for me.
  • stilly



  • silent; calm
  • * {{quote-book, year=1828, author=Various, title=The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12,, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The dead--in holy, stilly peace, the sacred dead repose, Afar from earth's turmoil and grief, and all of sick'ning woes; From racking pain, and withering pride, and avarice's care, Secure they rest in solitude, unaw'd by sin or snare. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1879, author=Anthony Trollope, title=Thackeray, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Long was the darkness, Lonely and stilly . }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902, author=Jack London, title=A Daughter of the Snows, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Crickets sang of nights in the stilly cabins, and in the sunshine mosquitoes crept from out hollow logs
  • * {{quote-book, year=1996, author=Stephen King, title=The Green Mile, chapter=4, edition=Pocket Books, url=
  • , passage= . . . Marjorie used Central to call as many of her neighbors that were also on the exchange as she could, telling them of the disaster which had fallen like a lightning-stroke out of a clear sky, knowing that each call would produce overlapping ripples, like pebbles tossed rapidly into a stilly pond.}}


  • While still and calm
  • * {{quote-book, year=1868, author=George A. Lawrence, title=Guy Livingstone;, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=She passed away very stilly and painlessly. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902, author=Mary Johnston, title=Audrey, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The river, too, was colored, and every tree was like a torch burning stilly in the quiet of the evening. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=S.R. Crockett, title=Bog-Myrtle and Peat, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=When she arrived at the white boat which floated so stilly on the morning glitter of the water, only just stirred by a breeze from the south, she stepped at once on board. }}