softly

Definitions of softly
  1. adverb
    with little weight or force
    synonyms: gently, lightly
  2. adverb
    with low volume
    “speak softly but carry a big stick”
    “the radio was playing softly
    synonyms: quietly
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    Antonyms:
    aloud, loud, loudly
    with relatively high volume
  3. adverb
    used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
    synonyms: piano
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    Antonyms:
    forte, loudly
    used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
  4. adverb
    in a manner that is pleasing to the senses
    “she smiled softly
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