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Definition of softly

"softly" in the adverb sense

1. softly, quietly

with low volume

"speak softly but carry a big stick"

"she spoke quietly to the child"

"the radio was playing softly"

2. softly

in a manner that is pleasing to the senses

"she smiled softly"

3. lightly, softly, gently

with little weight or force

"she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

4. piano, softly

used as a direction in music to be played relatively softly

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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Quotations for softly

Fair and softly goes far in a day. [ Proverb ]

There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground. [ Montgomery ]

The wind breathes not, and the wave
Walks softly as above a grave. [ Bailey ]

Here lies the body of Jonathan Near
Whose mouth it stretched from ear to ear.
Tread softly, stranger, o'er this wonder,
For if he yawns, you're gone, by thunder! [ Epitaph ]

Ride softly that you may get home the sooner. [ Proverb ]

When he spoke, what tender words he used!
So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow.
They melted as they fell. [ Dryden ]

Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom,
A shadow on those features fair and thin;
And softly, from that hushed and darkened room,
Two angels issued, where but one went in. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Her words were like a stream of honey fleeting.
That which doth softly trickle from the hive,
Able to melt the hearer's heart unweeting,
And eke to make the dead again alive. [ Spenser ]

Beauty? thou pretty plaything! dear deceit,
That steals so softly over the stripling's heart
And gives it a new pulse unknown before! [ Blair ]

The eastern hanging crescent climbeth higher;
See, purple on the azure softly steals.
And Morning, faintly touched with quivering fire
Leans on the frosty summits of the hills,
Like a young girl over her hoary sire. [ Roscoe ]

And when she spake, Sweete words,
like dropping honey, she did shed;
And 'twixt the perles and rubies softly brake
A silver sound, that heavenly musicke seem'd to make. [ Spenser ]

Named softly as the household name of one whom God had taken. [ Mrs. Browning ]

With fragrant breath the lilies woo me now, and softly speaks the sweet-voiced mignonette. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]

A God speaks softly in our breast; softly, yet distinctly, shows us what to hold by and what to shun. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

If you tell a woman she is beautiful, whisper it softly, for if the devil hears, he will echo it many times. [ F. A. Durivage ]

The clouds consign their treasures to the fields, and, softly shaking on the dimpled pool prelusive drops, let all their moisture flow in large effusion over the freshening world. [ Thomson ]

A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well founded. Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain. [ Richter ]

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softly in Scrabble®

The word softly is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 12

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters softly:

SOFTLY
(48)
SOFTLY
(48)
 

All Scrabble® Plays For The Word softly

SOFTLY
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The 200 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In softly

SOFTLY
(48)
SOFTLY
(48)
SOFTY
(45)
LOFTY
(45)
SOFTLY
(40)
SOFTLY
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softly in Words With Friends™

The word softly is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 12

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Play In The Letters softly:

SOFTLY
(66)
 

All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word softly

SOFTLY
(66)
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(60)
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(60)
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(54)
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(48)
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The 200 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In softly

SOFTLY
(66)
SOFTLY
(60)
SOFTLY
(60)
SOFTLY
(54)
LOFTY
(51)
SOFTY
(48)
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Words within the letters of softly

2 letter words in softly (4 words)

3 letter words in softly (9 words)

4 letter words in softly (6 words)

5 letter words in softly (3 words)

6 letter words in softly (1 word)

softly + 2 blanks (4 words)

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Words containing the sequence softly

Words that start with softly (1 word)

Words with softly in them (1 word)

Words that end with softly (1 word)

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Word Growth involving softly

Shorter words in softly

of oft soft
so soft

Longer words containing softly

(No longer words found)