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gradually

Line breaks: grad|ual¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈɡradʒʊli
 
, ˈɡradjʊəli/

Definition of gradually in English:

adverb

In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees: the situation gradually improved gradually, his powers of speech returned
More example sentences
  • Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.
  • The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.
  • The parliament is gradually getting its act together and is growing in confidence by the day.
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