Definition of gently adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

gently

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈdʒɛntli//
 
 
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in a gentle way She held the baby gently. “You miss them, don't you?” he asked gently. Simmer the soup gently for 30 minutes. Massage the area gently but firmly. leaves moving gently in the breeze The path ran gently down to the ocean.
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