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1. slightly

adverb. ['ˈslaɪtli'] to a small degree or extent.

Synonyms

  • somewhat

Antonyms

  • immoderately
  • amply

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slight (English)
  • sliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Slightly

  • forthrightly
  • unsightly
  • sprightly
  • politely
  • whitely
  • whiteley
  • stitely
  • brightly
  • tightly
  • rightly
  • nightly
  • knightly

How do you pronounce slightly?

Pronounce slightly as sˈlaɪtli.

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Example sentences of the word slightly


1. Adverb
Dry with a towel until your hair is slightly damp.

Quotes containing the word slightly


1. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
- William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

2. I hope that people will see that we don't have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
- Gary Johnson

3. Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
- John le Carre

2. slightly

adverb. ['ˈslaɪtli'] in a slim or slender manner.

Synonyms

  • slimly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slight (English)
  • sliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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