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. 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. Unknown:

    Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When the whole world is telling you to give up, Hope is that tiny little bird who softly whispers in your ears "You'll do it." Hope is that thing with feathers, as Emily Dickinson described her most appropriately, which keeps our world moving forward, upwards and onwards.

  4. Steve Harrington:

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

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of softly

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. unsealed
    • B. defiant
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. butch

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