Definition of slowly in English:

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slowly

Pronunciation: /ˈslōlē/

adverb

At a slow speed; not quickly: they moved forward slowly
More example sentences
  • The cars moved off slowly and up the steep track to come hurtling down and spinning round.
  • After some time we realised that our line was moving much more slowly than the others.
  • She held it to his mouth and slowly tilted it forward, letting him gulp down the tea.
Synonyms
at a slow pace, without hurrying, unhurriedly, steadily, at a leisurely pace, at a snail's pace;
Music  adagio, lento, largo

Usage

See slow (usage).

Phrases

slowly but surely

Achieving the desired results gradually and reliably rather than quickly and spectacularly: the new church began, slowly but surely, to grow
More example sentences
  • I'll be patient, tackle the job slowly but surely, and I'll get there.
  • Well, slowly but surely, the race for the White House is nearing the finish line.
  • This is a quick second test post - I'm getting there slowly but surely!

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Syllabification: slow·ly

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