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adjective deadly pronunciation in American English /ˈdedli/ 
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  1. 1
    able or likely to kill people

    This is a potentially deadly disease.

    a deadly weapon:

    The police charged him with possession of a deadly weapon.

    deadly to:

    Too many water changes can prove deadly to these delicate fish.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] complete

    A deadly silence followed her announcement.

  3. 3
    informal very boring

    the same old deadly routine

  4. 4
    always able to achieve the intended result, effect, or purpose

    Miller is a deadly shooter from the three-point line.

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