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slowly Line breaks: slow¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈsləʊli/

Definition of slowly in English:


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.
unhurriedly, without hurrying, at a leisurely pace, at a slow pace, leisurely, steadily, taking one's time, in one's own good time;
at a snail's pace, ploddingly, with heavy steps, with leaden steps, heavily;
Music  adagio, lento, largo, larghetto, adagietto


slowly but surely
Achieving the desired results gradually and reliably rather than quickly and spectacularly: the new church began, slowly but surely, to grow
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  • 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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