If you say that someone or something is silly, you mean that they are foolish, childish, or ridiculous. My best friend tells me that I am silly to be upset about this That's a silly question. used to tell someone that you think they are not behaving sensibly
A period, usually during the summertime, when news media tend to place increased emphasis on reporting light-hearted, offbeat, or bizarre stories
The Brits call it the silly season. In Germany the media call it the Sommerloch, literally the summer hole. What they are referring to is the fact that when politicians and businesspeople close up shop and go away for the major European summer holidays, the number of serious news stories tends to diminish—meaning desperate hacks need to find something else to fill the hole.
A period of time, as during a holiday season or a political campaign, in which the behavior of an individual or group tends to become uncharacteristically frivolous, mirthful, or eccentric
Over time, the silly season in Catholic liturgy that peaked in the 1970s—clown masses (with the priest vested as Bozo or somesuch), free-for-all prayers that ignored the prescribed rite, dreadful pop music, inept liturgical dance, a general lack of decorum—began to recede.
Great conceits are raised of the involution or meembranous covering, commonly called the silly-how, that sometimes is found about the heads of children upon their birth, and is therefore preserved with great care .
Silly Putty (originally called nutty putty, and also known as Potty Putty) is a silicone plastic, marketed today as a toy for children, but originally created as a fortuitous accident during the course of research into potential rubber substitutes for use by the United States during World War II
Silly String is a child's toy, generically known as aerosol string: a flexible, usually brightly-colored plastic string, which is shot as a stream of liquid from an aerosol can. The string sets quickly in mid-air, allowing one to shoot a continuous strand of it. Silly String is popular for usage during weddings, birthday parties, school carnivals and other festive occasions
The silly season is the time around August when the newspapers are full of unimportant or silly news stories because there is not much political news to report. the silly season a period in the summer when newspapers print stories that are not very serious because there is not much political news
[ si-lE ] (adjective.) 14th century. Phonetic variant of seely, related to soul.
From Old English *sǣliġ, "blessed", (attested only in form ġesǣliġ), from Proto-Germanic *sēlīgaz. Cognate with West Frisian sillich, Dutch zalig, German selig.
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