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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slightly, somewhat, more or lessadverb

    to a small degree or extent

    "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other"

  2. slenderly, slimly, slightlyadverb

    in a slim or slender manner

    "a slenderly built woman"; "slightly built"

Wiktionary

  1. slightlyadverb

    Slenderly; delicately.

    He was slightly built, but tall.

  2. slightlyadverb

    To a small extent or degree.

    He weighed slightly less than his wife who was a foot shorter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slightlyadverb

    in a slight manner

  2. Slightlyadverb

    slightingly; negligently

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1189

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1010

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #111

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of slightly in a Sentence

  1. Danica Patrick:

    We thought it was a really funny, slightly left-side, joke, people have an opinion about everything, especially when you get into that world of animal rights or tree rights, or whatever rights.

  2. Arthur Chioro:

    Any citizen who is even slightly informed can see that in terms of the federal government, (Mandetta) has positioned himself as a counterpoint to the irresponsibility ... of the president, mandetta comes out of this much stronger.

  3. Alex Young:

    Annular eclipses are similar to total eclipses in that the moon, Earth and sun are aligned so that the moon moves directly in front of the Sun as viewed from Earth, but a total eclipse does not happen, that is the moon does not completely block out the visible disk of the sun because the moon is farther away and so its apparent size in the sky is [ slightly ] smaller than the sun. This means that a tiny ring of annulus of the solar disk is visible around the moon.

  4. Joe Rundle:

    The one thing it might do is BP had always been slightly mentioned as takeover play since its been in this trouble, and I think companies have been slightly hesitant to make a bid while this has been hanging over it.

  5. Imogen Moss:

    While a purchaser may have exercised that right, it doesn't necessarily mean that the dialogue it had with its seller has ceased, in some cases negotiations continue around price and there may still be a deal to be done, albeit on slightly different terms.

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