Gently - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒentli|  American pronunciation of the word gently
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛntli|  British pronunciation of the word gently
- in a gradual manner
a gently sloping terrain
- in a gentle manner (syn: mildly)
he talked gently to the injured animal
- with little weight or force (syn: lightly, softly)


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...

'You go back to bed now,' he said gently.

She kissed me gently on the cheek.

Gently cook the peppers for 10-15 minutes.

Rain pattered gently on the roof above.

The road curved gently upwards.

he talked gently to the injured animal

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