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gentlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈdʒent.li/
B2 calmly, ​kindly, or ​softly: He ​lifted the ​baby gently out of ​itscrib. to ​smile/​laugh/​blow gently without ​force or ​strength: The ​doorclosed gently. slightly or ​gradually: gently ​rollinghills
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(Definition of gently from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gently”
in Chinese (Simplified) 文静地, 和蔼地, 温柔地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文靜地, 和藹地, 溫柔地…
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