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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softly, quietly(adverb)

    with low volume

    "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"

  2. softly(adverb)

    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

    "she smiled softly"

  3. lightly, softly, gently(adverb)

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

  4. piano, softly(adverb)

    used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

Wiktionary

  1. softly(Adverb)

    In a soft manner; gently.

    Etymology: From softely, softeliche, equivalent to .

  2. softly(Adverb)

    Not loudly; nearly inaudible.

    Etymology: From softely, softeliche, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Softly(adverb)

    in a soft manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'softly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3730

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'softly' in Adverbs Frequency: #268

How to pronounce softly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of softly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of softly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of softly in a Sentence

  1. Victor Kugler:

    I heard a commotion and opened the door to my office to see what was going on. I saw four police officers. One was wearing a Gestapo uniform. 'Who's in charge here?', he snapped at me. I answered that I was. 'Let me see the rest of the building!' I showed him all the spaces. Then we went upstairs and stood on the landing by the bookcase. My heart was pounding. The three Dutch policemen were already busy trying to open the bookcase. The moment I had feared for years had arrived. One of the police officers pointed his gun at me and ordered me to go first. The others followed behind, also with their pistols drawn. The first person I saw was Mrs Frank. I whispered 'Gestapo' to her. She sat completely still and seemed to be in shock. The others were coming downstairs from the other floors. Margot was very upset, she was crying softly.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Your Mind tells you: 'It's impossible.' Your Experience screams: 'It's too risky.' Your Heart softly whispers: 'It's worth a try.' Listen to your Heart, and you will conquer your mountains.

  3. Debbie Howell:

    We didn't want them separated because that was their biggest thing in life that they would be together, we wanted them to be holding hands. We wanted them to be together. We wanted their favorite music to be playing softly in the background.

  4. Joanna Denton Carrillo:

    I drowned them, i did it as softly, I don’t know how to explain it, but I hugged them and I kissed them and I was apologizing the whole time.

  5. Jeff Martin:

    In a social media world, you have to do it that way to make it sustainable otherwise people forget about it and move onto the next thing, we're softly encouraging people to see the value of their own energy, not just the energy they consume.

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