What does softly mean?

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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.

  2. softly(Adverb)

    Not loudly; nearly inaudible.

  3. Origin: 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 say softly in sign language?

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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. William Butler Yeates:

    Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far.

  3. Bella Abzug:

    Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.

  4. Steve Harrington:

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

  5. Jeff Martin:

    We're softly encouraging people to see the value of their own energy, not just the energy they consume.

Images & Illustrations of softly

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