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adverb gently pronunciation in British 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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