Tunnel vs Tunnelly - What's the difference?

tunnel | tunnelly |

As a noun tunnel

is tunnel.

As an adjective tunnelly is

resembling or characterized by tunnels.



(wikipedia tunnel)


(en noun)
  • An underground or underwater passage.
  • A passage through or under some obstacle.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the burrows the real rabbits lived in.
  • A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.
  • (computing, networking) A wrapper for a protocol that cannot otherwise be used because it is unsupported, blocked, or insecure.
  • A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
  • The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue.
  • * Spenser
  • And one great chimney, whose long tunnel thence / The smoke forth threw.
  • (mining) A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; distinguished from the drift'', or ''gangway , which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel.
  • Verb

  • To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow.
  • To make a tunnel.
  • tunnelly



    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characterized by tunnels.
  • * 1922 , Maud Monahan, Life and letters of Janet Erskine Stuart
  • This will be written under difficulties which you know — shaky trains, tunnelly ways, crowded carriages...
  • * 1945 , John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
  • The snores of Mr. Malloy's tenants in the pipes have a deep tunnelly quality.
  • * 2007 , Jennifer Egan, The Keep
  • It was dead, and not that tunnelly deadness of an open line — that would've been the sound of angels singing in heaven compared to this...


    * tunnellike