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.

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Cal Jillson:

    Think of James Baker or Leon Panetta, people who speak softly because they are used to being listened to.

  2. 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.

  3. W. B. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Martin Luther:

    At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.

Images & Illustrations of softly

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