Definition of gentle adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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gentle

adjective
ˈdʒentl
 
; ˈdʒentl
 
gentler
ˈdʒentlə(r)
 
; ˈdʒentlər
 
gentlest
ˈdʒentlɪst
 
; ˈdʒentlɪst
 
 
1 calm and kind; doing things in a quiet and careful waya quiet and gentle mana gentle voice/laugh/touchShe was the gentlest of nurses.He lived in a gentler age than ours.Be gentle with her!She agreed to come, after a little gentle persuasion.He looks scary but he's really a gentle giant.2 (of weather, temperature, etc.) not strong or extremea gentle breezethe gentle swell of the seaCook over a gentle heat.3 having only a small effect; not strong or violentWe went for a gentle stroll.a little gentle exerciseThis soap is very gentle on the hands.4 not steep or sharpa gentle slope/curve/angle see also gentlygentleness
ˈdʒentlnəs
 
; ˈdʒentlnəs
 
noun [uncountable]