gradually Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “gradually” in the English Dictionary

"gradually" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈɡræd.jʊ.li/ /ˈɡrædʒ.ʊ.li/
B2 slowly over a ​period of ​time or a ​distance: Gradually, she ​realized that he wasn't ​telling her the ​truth. The ​bankslopes gradually down to the ​river.
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(Definition of gradually from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gradually”
in Arabic تَدْريجيّاً…
in Korean 서서히…
in Portuguese gradualmente, pouco a pouco…
in Catalan gradualment…
in Japanese 徐々に, だんだん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐步地,逐渐地, 平缓地…
in Turkish azar azar, zamanla…
in Russian постепенно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐步地,逐漸地, 平緩地…
in Italian gradualmente…
in Polish stopniowo…
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