softly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English softely, softeliche, equivalent to soft +‎ -ly.

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Adverb[edit]

softly (comparative more softly, superlative most softly)

  1. In a soft manner; gently.
  2. Not loudly; nearly inaudible.

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