- IPA: /ˈkuːli/
- In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
- (dated) With calm impudence.
- They walked in, not even wearing masks, and coolly robbed the bank of twelve thousand pounds.
- (obsolete) coolish; somewhat cool in temperature
- Keeping my sheep amongst the coolly shade of the green alders.