Definition of "gently" []

  • Having a mild or kindly nature or character (adjective)
  • Soft or temperate; mild; moderate (adjective)
  • Gradual (adjective)
  • Easily controlled; tame (adjective)
  • Of good breeding; noble (adjective)
  • Gallant; chivalrous (adjective)
  • To tame or subdue (a horse) (verb)
  • To appease or mollify (verb)
  • To ennoble or dignify (verb)
  • A maggot, esp when used as bait in fishing (noun)
  • A person who is of good breeding (noun)
  • In a gentle manner (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gently" in a sentence
  • "When the engines compensated for the lost tube, the descent was more leisurely, and the ship settled gently -- well, not exactly _gently_ -- on the surface of Eisberg."
  • "If the arm, hand, or wrist be sprained, rub gently the upper spinal region with warm olive oil, continuing the rubbing _gently_ down the arm to the injured part (_see_ Rubbing) until the whole shoulder and arm glow with comfortable warmth."
  • "She had to shake me awake, saying my name gently, telling me that we were home."