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Meaning & Definition of Softly in English

English

Softly

/sɔftli/

adverb

1. With low volume

  • "Speak softly but carry a big stick"
  • "She spoke quietly to the child"
  • "The radio was playing softly"
    synonym:
  • softly
  • ,
  • quietly

2. In a manner that is pleasing to the senses

  • "She smiled softly"
    synonym:
  • softly

3. With little weight or force

  • "She kissed him lightly on the forehead"
    synonym:
  • lightly
  • ,
  • softly
  • ,
  • gently

4. Used as a direction in music

  • To be played relatively softly
    synonym:
  • piano
  • ,
  • softly

Examples of using

The dog barked softly.
"Just close your eyes," whispered Tom, and when Mary closed her eyes, he kissed her softly on the lips.
The cricket is chirring softly.