Meaning of “slowly” in the English Dictionary

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"slowly" in British English

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slowlyadverb

uk /ˈsləʊ.li/ us /ˈsloʊ.li/

A2 at a slow speed:

Could you please speak more slowly?
slowly but surely

carefully, in order to avoid problems:

Slowly but surely we made our way down the muddy hillside.

More examples

  • They walked slowly through the woods.
  • The hospital say her condition is improving slowly.
  • You have to drive slowly on these narrow country roads.
  • The train slowly drew into the station.
  • She turned the handle and slowly opened the door.

(Definition of “slowly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)