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adverb gently pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒentli/

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  1. 1
    carefully, without a lot of force or sudden change in movement
    She tapped him gently on the shoulder.
    Gently peel the paper off.
    1. a.
      with small or slow movements
      The trees swayed gently in the breeze.
  2. 2
    in a kind way, being careful not to frighten or upset someone
    As gently as possible, he told her the bad news.
    Tell your child gently but firmly, “No.”


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