Definition of drumly in English:

drumly

(also drumlie)

adjective

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • 1Of water or other liquid: turbid, not clear; discoloured with matter in suspension; murky, muddy.

  • 2Figurative and in extended use: murky, unclear; dirty.

  • 3Specifically. Muddle-headed, confused, giddy.

  • 4Of the sky, the weather, etc.: gloomy, dark, cloudy, troubled. Also figurative of prospects, a person's looks, etc.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Gavin Douglas (c1476–1522), poet and bishop of Dunkeld. Perhaps a variant of drubly; compare later drummle.

Pronunciation

drumly

/ˈdrʌmli/