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Her hands rested lightly on his shoulders.
'Was it something I said?' she asked lightly.
The decision was not taken lightly.
Our objections should not be dismissed so lightly.
Lightly grease a cake tin.
Snow fell lightly on the rooftops.
a lightly boiled egg
She stepped lightly over the boxes.
She got off lightly, with a fine instead of a prison sentence.
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American English version of definition of lightly
a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
satirical writing or art uses humour to criticize people or things and make them seem silly
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of lightly from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.