gently Definition

  • 1in a mild or delicate manner
  • 2with a soft touch or movement

Using gently: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "gently" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She spoke gently to the child.

  • Example

    He touched her face gently.

  • Example

    The breeze blew gently through the trees.

gently Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with gently

  • handle someone/something gently

    to treat someone or something with care and tenderness


    Be sure to handle the fragile vase gently.

  • gently does it

    used to tell someone to do something carefully and slowly


    Gently does it, we don't want to break anything.

  • to handle something carefully and delicately


    Take the cake out of the oven and place it on the counter gently.


Summary: gently in Brief

'Gently' [ˈdʒɛntli] means in a mild or delicate manner, often with a soft touch or movement. It is used to describe actions that are done carefully and tenderly, such as 'She spoke gently to the child.' 'Gently' can also be used in phrases like 'handle someone/something gently,' which means to treat someone or something with care and tenderness.

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