Definition of heavily in English:


Line breaks: heav|ily
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛvɪli


  • 2With a lot of force or effort; with weight: she fell heavily to the ground he sat down heavily in the chair
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    • He fell very heavily on his, erm, backside.
    • The door closed heavily behind Lawrence.
    • Dr. Lawrence was strolling at a leisurely pace, leaning rather heavily on his walking stick.
  • 2.1In a way that is mentally oppressive or hard to endure: it is a burden that weighs heavily on his shoulders tension hung heavily in the air
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    • Sometimes, the weight of memory and time weighs heavily.
    • The weight of expectation understandably rests heavily on his shoulders.
    • But right now this is weighing so heavily on my mind that I don't know how I can not mention it.
  • 2.2Slowly and loudly: she was breathing heavily the man in the next room was snoring heavily
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    • "Gallant Jong Suk" was her nickname, named after her habit of breathing heavily when working and marching.
    • It was some time later when they eventually drew slightly apart, both gasping to breathe heavily, hardly able to speak.
  • 2.3In a slow way that expresses sadness: he sighed heavily
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    • Its king breathed heavily in his palace, all alone.

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