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[adv] with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"
[adv] with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
[adv] used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
[adv] in a manner that is pleasing to the senses; "she smiled softly"

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gently, lightly, piano, quietly


aloud, forte, loud, loudly