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Kel·ly

 (kĕl′ē), Ellsworth 1923-2015.
American abstract painter and sculptor whose works are characterized by flat color areas with sharply defined edges.

Kelly

, Emmett 1898-1979.
American circus clown who was famous as "Weary Willie," a sad-faced hobo with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1942-1956).

Kelly

, Eugene Curran Known as "Gene." 1912-1996.
American dancer, actor, choreographer, and director who influenced the development of the movie musical with his innovative dance style. His film credits include An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952).

Kelly

, Grace Patricia Princess Grace. 1929-1982.
American actress whose motion pictures include High Noon (1952) and The Country Girl (1954), for which she won an Academy Award. In 1956 she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Kelly

(ˈkɛlɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Gene, full name Eugene Curran Kelly. 1912–96, US dancer, choreographer, film actor, and director. His many films include An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2. (Biography) Grace. 1929–82, US film actress. Her films included High Noon (1952) and High Society (1956). She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and died following a car crash
3. (Biography) Ned. 1855–80, Australian horse and cattle thief and bushranger, active in Victoria: captured by the police and hanged
4. game as Ned Kelly as game as Ned Kelly See game125

Kel•ly

(ˈkɛl i)
n.
1. Gene (Eugene Curran), 1912–96, U.S. dancer, choreographer, actor, and director.
2. Walt, 1913–73, U.S. cartoonist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kelly - United States circus clown (1898-1979)
2.Kelly - United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
3.Kelly - United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
References in classic literature ?
Kelly was rushed with business; also, he was unlucky.
You've got a hell of a nerve," Kelly addressed Rivera, after one look, as soon as they got together.
Well, you know Roberts," Kelly broke the hostile silence.
I suppose you'll be sayin' next that he can lick Ward," Kelly snapped.
The next day a person with red hands and a blue polka-dot necktie, who called himself Kelly, called at Anthony Rockwall's house, and was at once received in the library.
Thirteen hundred--there you are, Kelly," said Anthony, tearing off a check.
belligerently demanded one Kelly, an Irish-American and a longshoreman, making his first trip to sea, and boat-puller for Kerfoot.
Kelly asked, and as he went on he looked murderously about him--"unless one of us peaches.
An' 'twas me you hit, of course," Kelly seconded, his face brightening for the moment.
Tree Miss Hester Worsley, Miss Julia Neilson Alice, Maid, Miss Kelly Mrs.
Father Kelly, the priest, had found the name of the Spanish maker on the sword and an abbreviation that stood for the city of Cordova.
There are some brand-new bushrangers on the road between Whittlesea and this--a second Kelly gang