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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slightlyadverb

    Etymology: from slight.

    Words, both because they are common, and do not so strongly move the fancy of man, are for the most part but slightly heard. Richard Hooker.

    Leave nothing fitting for the purpose
    Untouch’d, or slightly handled in discourse. William Shakespeare.

    You were to blame
    To part so slightly with your wife’s first gift. William Shakespeare.

    The letter-writer dissembles his knowledge of this restriction, and contents himself slightly to mention it towards the close of his pamphlet. Francis Atterbury.

    Long had the Gallick monarch uncontroul’d,
    Enlarg’d his borders, and of human force
    Opponent slightly thought. Philips.

    Scorn not the facil gates of hell too slightly barr’d. John Milton.

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. Spun Gold:

    I think everyone wants it to work because Prince Harry is adored around the world, he’s the little boy who lost his mother at 12. He was a slightly off the rails teenager who became a war hero fighting on the frontlines… We want the fairy tale, which has had some tragic lows across the last 30-40 years. The overriding message of the documentary is 'fingers crossed.' Meghan Markle with Prince Harry after their engagement announcement. (Reuters) But those in the documentary warned that this world is not without its pitfalls, Bullen said. You marry into a world that’s diamonds and furs and castles and servants and literally knights in shining armor. But it all comes with a price. Are you ready to pay that price?

  2. Marin Cilic:

    Rafa now winning the French Open I feel he might be a great contender, compared even to Roger and Novak he might be, in my own feeling, he might be slightly ahead. We'll see.

  3. Cindy Axne:

    Today, Goldman Sachs an analysis that said the net impact of the debt forgiveness and resuming student loan payments is likely to be very modest, but it will be slightly disinflationary, so it will bring down inflation.

  4. Daniel Griffin:

    This is a slightly expanded approach to social distancing that is tolerable and may be what saves us, we need to prevent the virus from erupting with the ferocity that it did in March.

  5. Patrick Blais:

    Yesterday they had such a big bounce, it was probably slightly overdone.

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