Definition of faintly in English:


Syllabification: faint·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfān(t)lē


1In a faint manner; indistinctly: she smiled faintly
More example sentences
  • All glasses on the bridges were turned on the Germans, now very faintly to be seen on the horizon.
  • A black cloth was draped on the large cross above the organ in the center of the sanctuary, faintly illuminated.
  • I can see Kirriemuir, barely two miles distant, only faintly through the rain.
1.1 [as submodifier] Slightly: his faintly ridiculous hair
More example sentences
  • Just weeks ago, I considered marriage education a faintly embarrassing process.
  • She sits across from me, looking directly at me, her faintly defiant stare a mild puzzle.
  • Nevertheless, there are a couple of faintly serious questions here.

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