Definition of slightly in English:


Syllabification: slight·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈslītlē


  • 1To a small degree; not considerably: he lowered his voice slightly [as submodifier]: they are all slightly different
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    • I took some snaps on the way home last night which show the city in a slightly different light.
    • Every rally has a slightly different character but this is very much one on its own.
    • He took a slightly different approach from those who've converted cars in the past.
    a little, a bit, somewhat, rather, moderately, to a certain extent, faintly, vaguely, a shade, a touch
  • 2(With reference to a person’s build) in a slender way: a slightly built girl
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    • In appearance he is slightly built, graceful and neat to a degree.
    • But this slightly built 52-year-old is a true giant of world distance running.

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