Antonyms
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1. softly

adverb. ['ˈsɔftli, ˈsɔfli'] with low volume.

Antonyms

  • thickly

Etymology

  • softely (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Softly

  • awfully
  • beautifully
  • cheerfully
  • colorfully
  • mercifully
  • pitifully
  • powerfully
  • roughly
  • safely
  • wonderfully

Example sentences of the word softly


1. Adverb
Hold a small treat in your fingers and talk to her softly until she approaches to take the food.

2. Verb, base form
Take a washcloth and begin to softly scrub your pug from head to toe.

Quotes containing the word softly


1. Sebastian just smiled. “I could hear your heart beating,” he said softly. “When you were watching me with Valentine. Did it bother you?”“That you seem to be dating my dad?” Jace shrugged. "You’re a little young for him, to be honest.”“What?” For the first time since Jace had met him, Sebastian seemed flabbergasted.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. You're beautiful and sad,"I said finally, not looking at him when I did. "Just like your eyes. You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again."For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then Sam said softly, "Thank you.
- Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

3. I have spread my dreams under your feet.Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats

2. tread-softly

noun. a stinging herb of tropical America.

Synonyms

  • spurge nettle
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • devil nettle
  • Jatropha stimulosus
  • pica-pica
  • genus Cnidoscolus
  • Cnidoscolus urens
  • Jatropha urens

3. softly

adverb. ['ˈsɔftli, ˈsɔfli'] with little weight or force.

Synonyms

  • lightly

Antonyms

  • loudness
  • loud

Etymology

  • softely (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. softly

adverb. ['ˈsɔftli, ˈsɔfli'] used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly.

Antonyms

  • aloud

Etymology

  • softely (Middle English (1100-1500))
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