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It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
Richard H. Baker

Meaning of "gently" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GENTLY

gently  [ˈdʒɛntlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENTLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gently is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES GENTLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gently

Gently may refer to: ▪ Dirk Gently, a fictional character created by Douglas Adams ▪ George Gently, a fictional character created by Alan Hunter ▪ "Gently", a song by American nu metal band Slipknot ▪ Gently, a 1996 album by Liza Minnelli...

Definition of gently in the English dictionary

The first definition of gently in the dictionary is in a calm and controlled manner. Other definition of gently is kindly, mildly, and calmly. Gently is also over a fairly low heat.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GENTLY


apparently
əˈpærəntlɪ
Bentley
ˈbɛntlɪ
consequently
ˈkɒnsɪkwəntlɪ
consistently
kənˈsɪstəntlɪ
constantly
ˈkɒnstəntlɪ
conveniently
kənˈviːnɪəntlɪ
currently
ˈkʌrəntlɪ
differently
ˈdɪfrəntlɪ
efficiently
ɪˈfɪʃ əntlɪ
frequently
ˈfriːkwəntlɪ
importantly
ɪmˈpɔːtəntlɪ
independently
ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəntlɪ
instantly
ˈɪnstəntlɪ
permanently
ˈpɜːmənəntlɪ
presently
ˈprɛzəntlɪ
recently
ˈriːsəntlɪ
significantly
sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəntlɪ
subsequently
ˈsʌbsɪkwəntlɪ
sufficiently
səˈfɪʃəntlɪ
ungently
ʌnˈdʒɛntlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENTLY

gentlemanhood
gentlemanlike
gentlemanliness
gentlemanly
gentlemanship
gentlemen
gentlemen-at-arms
gentlemen-farmers
gentlemen-in-waiting
gentlemen´s agreement
gentlemen´s club
gentleness
gentlenesse
gentleperson
gentler sex
gentlewoman
gentlewomanliness
gentlewomanly
gentlewomen

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENTLY

accidently
concurrently
confidently
decently
diligently
equivalently
evidently
fluently
inadvertently
infrequently
inherently
intelligently
intently
intermittently
jointly
patiently
persistently
prominently
silently
vehemently
violently

Synonyms and antonyms of gently in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gently» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GENTLY

Find out the translation of gently to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gently from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gently» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻轻地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

con cuidado
570 millions of speakers

English

gently
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धीरे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِلُطْف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нежно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gentilmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আস্তে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gentiment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perlahan-lahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sanft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優しく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

온화하게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alon-alon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cách nhẹ nhàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெதுவாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हळुवारपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nazikçe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

delicatamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łagodnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ніжно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu blândețe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαλά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liggies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

varsamt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vennlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gently

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GENTLY»

The term «gently» is very widely used and occupies the 10.640 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GENTLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gently

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10 QUOTES WITH «GENTLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gently.
1
Martin Amis
All writers of fiction will at some point find themselves abandoning a piece of work - or find themselves putting it aside, as we gently say.
2
Richard H. Baker
It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
3
Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
4
Jo Beverley
When a gently born spinster has little money, her choices are few. She might receive an offer of marriage, but it's unlikely to be from a wealthy man, so she'll have a hard life trying to make ends meet for her growing family.
5
Andrew Buchan
I think life's a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tide's just gently helping you along.
6
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
7
Phil Crosby
You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
8
Alexandre Dumas
He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door.
9
Peter Greenaway
I suppose I am gently cynical about notions of who we think we are, but I certainly don't hate my fellow man. I think my cinema, although it might often deal with death and decay, is highly celebratory.
10
Henry S. Haskins
Treat the other man's faith gently: it is all he has to believe with.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENTLY»

Discover the use of gently in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gently and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it.
Douglas Adams, 2013
2
While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison
Treating all of Harrison's songs individually, Simon Leng investigates the background of their creation, and finds not just pop and rock, but big band, gospel, and Indian and Polynesian influences.
Simon Leng, 2003
3
Deschooling Gently
Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches.
Tammy Takahashi, 2008
4
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
"Douglas Adams introduces more galactically off-the- wall characters in DIRK GENTLY. . . . Anyone who has read the Hitchhiker's Guide series will know what to expect in this book— a wildly free-form kind of writing. . . . Adams piles on the ...
Douglas Adams, 2013
5
Java Gently
Judy Bishop's aim is to teach the basics of Java programming and help students develop good style. Her approach and style will excite the reader and the manual is designed for beginners and requires no prior understanding of Java.
Judy Bishop, 2001
6
Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and ...
You can enrich your life by exploring ways to make peace with yourself and deepen connections with friends and family. This book will help you reap the benefits of mindfulness and acceptance, one day at a time.
Susan Bauer-Wu, 2011
7
Going Gently
This is a novel rich in memorable characters, from Kate's narrow but loving Welsh family to the wild members of an artists' colony in Cornwall; from Midland piston manufacturers to an investigative journalist whose own life cannot bear ...
David Nobbs, 2010
8
Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices About ...
Sociologist and author Lisa McMinn and Megan Anna Neff invite you to rediscover, through new eyes, the beauty and goodness of our earth, and to make faithful choices that will help it prosper.
Lisa Graham McMinn, Megan Anna Neff, 2010
9
The Dirk Gently Omnibus
Dirk Gently is a detective - well, a sort of detective.
Douglas Adams, 2001
10
Living Gently in A Violent World
Jean Vanier, Hauerwas Stanley. Or what are we hiding behind? We must discern our natural inner protectiveness and compulsive attitudes. Somewhere we are hiding our weaknesses. And yet weakness is an important part of our reality.
Jean Vanier, Hauerwas Stanley, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENTLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gently is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beached dolphin rescued by man and his dog
He gently lifted the stranded mammal up and slid it into the waves, herding it back towards deeper water. However, there has been debate ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
2
'Matchmaker' review: It's an oldie - and a goodie
"The Matchmaker" is a particular kind of old-fashioned play; a gently moralizing black-and-white, too-pat tale that entertains audiences, even as ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
3
Dear White People review – a gently funny take on campus racism …
Dear White People review – a gently funny take on campus racism in the US. 3 / 5 stars. An uneven but occasionally piercing study of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Revving up, gently
The Bentley Continental GT V8S' luxe barge persona and genteel heritage are but a smokescreen. Do not be fooled. The car is a veritable ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
5
Why I (gently) prod my kids to do chores
Toy cars and trucks are scattered across the floor in my son's room. On any given day there is probably a plastic sword there, too. He won't put ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
6
Comic Book Review – Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #2
Chris Ryall is truly on a roll with Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; he's captured the spirit and the pace of the books already by issue #2 ... «Flickering Myth, Jul 15»
7
Heartwarming footage of man being gently touched by a Wild …
This wonderful moment in which a tourist is touched and groomed by mountain gorillas in Uganda is absolutely incredible to witness. «TheSouthAfrican, Jul 15»
8
Annie's Mailbox: Gently correct grammar errors
Dear Annie: After living and working for 35 years in a large city, my husband and I were able to return to our hometown to help care for our ... «Journal Standard, Jul 15»
9
The Closet Door in Mount Carmel offers new and gently used clothing
Zarko and her husband, Paul, co-own the store, which carries brand name, new and gently used affordable clothing for males and females of ... «News Item, Jul 15»
10
Five foods to gently detox your liver
Jul 03, 2015 Five foods to gently detox your liver. As soon as the ... Five foods to gently detox your liver ... Five foods to gently detox your liver. «www.norfolknews.ca/, Jul 15»

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