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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softly, quietlyadverb

    with low volume

    "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, quiet, lightly, restfully, piano

    Antonyms:
    loud, loudly, aloud

  2. softlyadverb

    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

    "she smiled softly"

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

  3. lightly, softly, gentlyadverb

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

    Synonyms:
    quietly, gently, thinly, piano, light, mildly, lightly

    Antonyms:
    loud, aloud, loudly

  4. piano, softlyadverb

    used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

    Synonyms:
    gently, quietly, lightly, piano

    Antonyms:
    aloud, loudly, loud

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "softly":

    tenderly, gently, slowly, easy

How to pronounce softly?

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How to use softly in a sentence?

  1. Debbie Howell:

    We didn't want them separated because that was their biggest thing in life that they would be together, we wanted them to be holding hands. We wanted them to be together. We wanted their favorite music to be playing softly in the background.

  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. Mao Zedong:

    Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.

  4. Jeff Martin:

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

  5. Victor Kugler:

    I heard a commotion and opened the door to my office to see what was going on. I saw four police officers. One was wearing a Gestapo uniform. 'Who's in charge here?', he snapped at me. I answered that I was. 'Let me see the rest of the building!' I showed him all the spaces. Then we went upstairs and stood on the landing by the bookcase. My heart was pounding. The three Dutch policemen were already busy trying to open the bookcase. The moment I had feared for years had arrived. One of the police officers pointed his gun at me and ordered me to go first. The others followed behind, also with their pistols drawn. The first person I saw was Mrs Frank. I whispered 'Gestapo' to her. She sat completely still and seemed to be in shock. The others were coming downstairs from the other floors. Margot was very upset, she was crying softly.

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