Definition of 'softly'
- with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"
Antonyms: loudly loud aloud
- in a manner that is pleasing to the senses; "she smiled softly"
- with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
Synonyms: lightly gently
- used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
Antonyms: forte loudly