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adverb slowly pronunciation in British English /ˈsləʊli/
  1. moving at a slow speed, or doing something at a slow speed

    Could you speak a little more slowly?

    We saw a group of swans swimming slowly across the lake.

    Slowly and patiently, she planted the seedlings in a neat row.

    1. a.
      happening or developing at a slow rate over a long period of time

      The city is slowly getting back to normal after a three-day transport strike.

      The virus slowly weakens the patient's immune system.

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