SLIGHTLY › slightly or to a degree: I rather like it. I find her books rather dull.
rather than › instead of: I thought we could go to the cinema this evening rather than stay at home. He saw his music as a hobby rather than a career.
would rather › If you would rather do something, you would prefer to do that thing: I'd much rather go out for a meal than stay in and watch TV.
CORRECT › used to change something you have just said and make it more correct: I tried writing some drama, or rather comedy-drama, but it wasn't very good.