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Definition of "slightly" []

  • To a small degree or extent; somewhat. (adverb)
  • Slenderly; delicately: slightly built. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slightly" in a sentence
  • "While I might have exaggerated that speed slightly for dramatic input, the operative word is 'slightly* and the truth is not far out."
  • "On the whole, I am far from certain that the account-current of honesty is not slightly -- honesty very _slightly_ leavens either transaction -- in favour of the non-paying States, as men do sometimes borrow with good intentions, and fail, from inability, to pay; whereas, in the whole course of my experience, I never knew a captor of a ship who intended to give back any of the prize-money, if he could help it."
  • "Sheikh Mohammed, who now famously gave an unraced yearling called Carlton House to the Queen, offered his encouragement to Her Majesty via Twitter this week, even if he got her title slightly wrong."