Idly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪdlɪ|  American pronunciation of the word idly
Brit.  |ˈaɪdlɪ|  British pronunciation of the word idly


- in an idle manner
this is what I always imagined myself doing in the south of France, sitting idly, drinking coffee, watching the people

Extra examples

There has been a lot of idle speculation about what might happen, but no one really knows.

She left the engine idling for a few seconds before she turned it off.

The cars idled in traffic.

A group of boys idled in the doorway.

The factory closed, idling several hundred workers.

Thousands of workers have been idled by the bad economy.

The factory has been idled by the strike.

...she was idly interlinking paper clips into a chain as she listened...

I've even found myself idly perusing the Yellow Pages, not frantic for a plumber, just browsing.

She flicked idly through the pages of a magazine.

Idly she let her eyes drift over his desk.

They sat chatting idly.

I cannot stand idly by and let him take the blame.

She waited, idly turning the pages of a magazine.

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