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lightly

Saltos de línea: light¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈlʌɪtli
 
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Definición de lightly en inglés:

adverbio

1Gently, delicately or softly: she placed her hand lightly on my shoulder
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • William was too caught up in the lively creature, whose well-manicured hands flew lightly over the keys.
  • He lifted the needle from her back to pinch her upper arm lightly.
  • Darcy raised a hand to brush her face lightly.
Sinónimos
2In relatively small amounts or in low density; sparingly: it was snowing lightly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • All three facilities, built by the Soviet Union, have been in mothballs or lightly used in recent years.
  • Spoon the batter into a preheated, lightly greased griddle or frying pan.
  • Roll each part on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle.
3In a way that is not serious or solemn; carelessly: it is not something that should be taken lightly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • You have been correct in your assumption, Jane doesnt take things lightly.
  • Such enormous guilt, such responsibility could not be taken lightly.
  • The costs of blocking immigration cannot be lightly dismissed.
4Without severe punishment; leniently: some people are let off lightly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It seems all too often that the evil doers are let off lightly.
  • Park said they were lucky to escape so lightly.
  • Meanwhile those responsible for the workers misery and the trade in human beings seem to get off lightly - once again.

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