Definition of dingily in US English:

dingily

adverb

  • See dingy

    • ‘There is a midland city in the heart of fair, open country, a dirty and wonderful city nesting dingily in the fog of its own smoke.’
    • ‘The houses are small, cramped dingily together, with fringes of grass, old-fashioned blooms and rusty chain-link fences dividing the yards.’
    • ‘Whether your potential date sees you first in a photograph, across a speed dating table or in a dingily lit bar, you'd better be looking your best if you're out and about.’
    • ‘This was taken - despite appearances - at a lunch time concert in a rather dingily lit food court.’
    • ‘I looked down at the dingily drawn American flag.’

Pronunciation

dingily

/-əlē/