Associations to the word «Softly»


SOFTLY, adverb. In a soft manner; gently.
SOFTLY, adverb. Not loudly; nearly inaudible.
SOFTLY SOFTLY, adjective. (UK) (idiomatic) (often hyphenated) Discreet, low-key, careful.
SOFTLY SOFTLY, adverb. (UK) (idiomatic) In a very tactful, careful, or nondisruptive manner.

Dictionary definition

SOFTLY, adverb. With low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly".
SOFTLY, adverb. In a manner that is pleasing to the senses; "she smiled softly".
SOFTLY, adverb. With little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead".
SOFTLY, adverb. Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley