What does softly mean?

Definitions for softly
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softly, quietlyadverb

    with low volume

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

  2. softlyadverb

    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

    "she smiled softly"

  3. lightly, softly, gentlyadverb

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

  4. piano, softlyadverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. softlyadverb

    In a soft manner; gently.

    Etymology: From softely, softeliche, equivalent to .

  2. softlyadverb

    Not loudly; nearly inaudible.

    Etymology: From softely, softeliche, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Softlyadverb

    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. Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903:

    There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

  2. Flavio Volpe:

    In these affairs, you’re either a lion or its lunch, and I’m not sure that walking softly will keep you out of its mouth.”

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

  4. William Butler Yeats:

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of softly

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