Pronunciation Noun

felly (plural fellies)

  1. The outer rim of a wheel, supported by the spokes.
    • 1602, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 426-430:
      all you Gods, / In generall Synod take away her power: / Breake all the Spokes and Fallies from her wheele […]
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The felly harshed against the curbstone: stopped.
  • IPA: /ˈfɛlli/, /ˈfɛli/


  1. (now rare) Fiercely, harshly.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      Ioues dreaded thunder light / Does scorch not halfe so sore, nor damned ghoste / In flaming Phlegeton does not so felly roste.

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