Definition of Kelly

1. Noun. United States circus clown (1898-1979).

Exact synonyms: Emmett Kelly, Weary Willie
Generic synonyms: Buffoon, Clown, Goof, Goofball, Merry Andrew

2. Noun. United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982).

3. Noun. United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996).

Definition of Kelly

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Irish dot=), anglicise Anglicised from the (etyl ga) (term Ó Ceallaigh lang=ga). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames female given name), popular from the 1960s to the 1990s. ¹

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Definition of Kelly

1. a bright green color [n -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kelly

Kekule formula
Kekulé formula
Kell blood group
Keller-Madlener operation
Keller bunionectomy
Kelly's rectal speculum
Kelly clamp
Kelvin bridge
Kelvin bridges
Kelvin function
Kelvin functions
Kelvin scale

Literary usage of Kelly

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"In the parliament summoned by James II to meet at Dublin in 1689, O'kelly sat as member for the county uf Roscommon. llf was commissioned in the same year ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Then, as kelly was about to leave the university several days later, ... kelly hung a big sign over the gear: "Property of Hokkaido University, ..."

3. Pennsylvania Archivesby Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1878)
"kelly, Bridget, and David Knowles. 1763, May 5, kelly, Bryan, and Hannah Harper. 1769, May 24, kelly, Catherine, and John Spear. 1800, Aug. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Survey 34:103 My 1 '15 Status of minimum wage legislation in the kelly, ... Am M 79:43 Ap '15 kelly, Sarah Hammond Echo of sweet laughter In the hills; ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"To this O'kelly pleaded in С. В. as to 521 10s. the first quarterly payment, that it accrued to the plaintiff Sparkes after the 5th of July 1795, ..."

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