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"slightly" in British English

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slightlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈslaɪt.li/
  • slightly adverb (SMALL IN AMOUNT)

B2 a little: She's slightly ​taller than her ​sister. I'm slightly ​upset she ​forgot my ​birthday. I'm slightly ​worried that she'll get ​lost on the way.

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  • slightly adverb (THIN)

Someone who is slightly ​built is ​thin and ​delicate.
(Definition of slightly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slightlyadverb

 us   /ˈslɑɪt·li/
in a ​smallamount or ​degree: She’s slightly ​taller than her ​sister.
(Definition of slightly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slightly”
in Arabic قَليلاً…
in Korean 약간…
in Portuguese ligeiramente…
in Catalan lleugerament, una mica…
in Japanese 少し, わずかに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量, 稍微,略微…
in Turkish birazcık, azıcık…
in Russian немного, слегка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量, 稍微,略微…
in Italian leggermente…
in Polish odrobinę, trochę…
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