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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English softely, softeliche, equivalent to soft +‎ -ly.

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softly (comparative softlier or more softly, superlative softliest or most softly)

  1. In a soft manner; gently.
  2. Not loudly; nearly inaudible.

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