HyperDic: softly

English > 4 senses of the word softly:
ADVERBallsoftly, quietlywith low volume
allsoftlyin a manner that is pleasing to the senses
allsoftly, lightly, gentlywith little weight or force
allsoftly, pianoused as a direction in music
softly > pronunciation
Soundssao'fliy; sao'ftliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > softly: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith low volume.
Examples
  • "speak softly but carry a big stick"
  • "the radio was playing softly"
Synonymquietly
Oppositeloudly, loud, aloudWith relatively high volume
Spanishblandamente, suavemente
Adjectivessoft(of sound) relatively low in volume
English > softly: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a manner that is pleasing to the senses.
Example"she smiled softly"
Spanishsuavemente
English > softly: 4 senses > adverb 3
MeaningWith little weight or force.
Synonymslightly, gently
Spanishsuavemente
English > softly: 4 senses > adverb 4
MeaningUsed as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly.
Synonympiano
Oppositeforte, loudlyUsed as a direction in music
Catalanpiano

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