- Ⅰ.arch  ► NOUN 1) a curved structure spanning an opening or supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall. 2) the inner side of the foot.► VERB ▪ form or cause to form an arch.DERIVATIVES arched adjective.ORIGIN Old French arche, from Latin arcus 'bow' .Ⅱ.arch  ► ADJECTIVE ▪ self-consciously playful or teasing.DERIVATIVES archly adverb archness noun.ORIGIN from ARCH-(Cf. ↑arch-), by association with the sense «rogue» in combinations such as arch-scoundrel.
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Archly — Arch ly, adv. In an arch manner; with attractive slyness or roguishness; slyly; waggishly. [1913 Webster] Archly the maiden smiled. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
archly — [ärch′lē] adv. in an arch manner; pertly and mischievously … English World dictionary
archly — adverb Date: 1662 1. in an arch manner 2. extremely < archly conservative > … New Collegiate Dictionary
archly — adv. Archly is used with these verbs: ↑smile … Collocations dictionary
archly — /ahrch lee/, adv. in an arch or roguish manner. [1655 65; ARCH2 + LY] * * * … Universalium
archly — adverb in an arch manner; slyly … Wiktionary
archly — adv. in a sly manner, craftily, cunningly … English contemporary dictionary
archly — arch·ly … English syllables
archly — See: arch … English dictionary
archly — adverb in an arch manner; with playful slyness or roguishness • Derived from adjective: ↑arch … Useful english dictionary