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Adverb: softly  sóft-lee
  1. With low volume
    "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "the radio was playing softly";
    - quietly
  2. In a manner that is pleasing to the senses
    "she smiled softly"
  3. With little weight or force
    "she kissed him softly on the forehead";
    - lightly, gently
  4. Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
    - piano

Antonym: aloud, forte

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