• (British) IPA: /ˈɡleɪʃɪəli/


  1. (geology) Through glacial action. [from 19th c.]
  2. In a (literally or figuratively) icy manner; icily. [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones (historian), The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 278:
      Monsieur,’ Louis XV glacially remarked to Choiseul days before the dénouement, ‘I told you that I did not want war.’
  3. With the speed of a glacier; very slowly. [from 20th c.]

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