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Webster 1913 Edition


Softly

Soft′ly

,
adv.
In a soft manner.

Webster 1828 Edition


Softly

SOFT'LY

, adv.
1.
Without hardness.
2.
Not with force or violence; gently; as, be softly pressed my hand.
3.
Not loudly; without noise; as, speak softly; walk softly. In this dark silence softly leave the town.
4.
Gently; placidly. She softly lays him on a flowery bed.
5.
Mildly; tenderly. The king must die; though pity softly pleads within my soul.

Definition 2021


softly

softly

English

Adverb

softly (comparative softlier or more softly, superlative softliest or most softly)

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

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