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Definitions of softly:
  • adverb:   with low volume
    Example: "Speak softly but carry a big stick"
  • adverb:   in a manner that is pleasing to the senses
    Example: "She smiled softly"
  • adverb:   with little weight or force
  • adverb:   used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

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