Definition of palely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪlli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪlli//
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  1. 1with a pale face, especially because of illness, a strong emotion, etc. Mark stared palely at his plate.
  2. 2in a way that is not strong or bright The sun shone palely in a cloudy grey sky. opposite brightly (1)
  3. 3in a way that is light in colour The fields beyond the feeding birds are palely brown. opposite darkly (2)