What does softly mean?

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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

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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. 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.

  2. Wolfgang Bosbach:

    In the past, the police's softly-softly approach and focus on de-escalation was cherished. But there have been warning signs in recent years that this may not be appropriate now.

  3. Steve Harrington:

    Who can more softly bind the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself ?

  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. Debbie Howell:

    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.

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