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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (4)

1. with low volume;
- Example: "speak softly but carry a big stick"
- Example: "she spoke quietly to the child"
- Example: "the radio was playing softly"
[syn: softly, quietly]

2. in a manner that is pleasing to the senses;
- Example: "she smiled softly"

3. with little weight or force;
- Example: "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
[syn: lightly, softly, gently]

4. used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly;
[syn: piano, softly]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Softly \Soft"ly\, adv. In a soft manner. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

softly adv 1: with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly" [syn: softly, quietly] [ant: aloud, loud, loudly] 2: in a manner that is pleasing to the senses; "she smiled softly" 3: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead" [syn: lightly, softly, gently] 4: used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly [syn: piano, softly] [ant: forte, loudly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "softly": a la sourdine, compliantly, delicately, dimly, easily, faintly, feebly, gently, hushedly, low, pianissimo, piano, sordamente, sordo, subduedly, submissively, tenderly, weakly