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Definition of softly-softly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

softly-softly

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsɒftli ˈsɒftli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɔːftli ˈsɔːftli//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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(of a way of doing something) careful and patient, with no sudden actions The police used a softly-softly approach with him.