Definition of helically in US English:

helically

adverb

  • See helical

    • ‘Six wood panels set within slender steel frames open helically over 12 minutes, as the roof forms a star-like pattern and recalls traditional hoist technology used in theaters for centuries.’
    • ‘On an automated conveyor, a roll unwound, with the continuous sheet sent into a machine that coiled it helically and then welded it automatically with a high-frequency pulse of energy.’
    • ‘This is made of strips of pale larch wound helically to the sky.’
    • ‘Leaves are parallel veined and appear to be helically arranged.’
    • ‘Bacterial cells are propelled by rotating, helically shaped locomotive organs called flagella.’

Pronunciation

helically

/-ik(ə)lē/