Gentle - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility (syn: ennoble, entitle)
- stroke soothingly
- having or showing a kindly or tender nature
- quiet and soothing
- belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy (syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician)
- easily handled or managed (syn: docile)
- having little impact (syn: easy, soft)
- marked by moderate steepness (syn: easy)
a dog that is gentle with children
Your mother has a gentle manner.
I heard a gentle knock at the door.
It's a delicate problem that requires gentle handling.
The job requires a gentle touch.
The cold snap was a gentle reminder that winter was coming.
...the archbishop treated both the gentles and the commoners with respect and kindness...
...employees soon learned that their hot-tempered boss needed to be gentled several times a day...
...soothingly gentled his cat's head as she was being treated by the vet...
Arthur was a very gentle, caring person.
'Where does it hurt?' she asked in a gentle voice.
Be gentle with the baby.
After a little gentle persuasion, she agreed to go back to her family.
Melt the butter over a gentle heat (=low heat).
the gentle touch of her hand