Definition of faintly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfeɪntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪntli//
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  1. 1in a way that cannot be clearly seen, heard or smelt She could faintly hear music playing. It smelled faintly of smoke. a faintly glowing fire
  2. 2slightly; to a small degree He looked faintly embarrassed. The whole thing was faintly ridiculous.
  3. 3in a way that is not enthusiastic She smiled faintly.