Definition of slowly in English:



  • At a slow speed; not quickly.

    ‘they moved forward slowly’
    • ‘There will be a short pause as the bait is taken in, then the skate will slowly move away.’
    • ‘Either way, the audience slowly becomes aware that it is in the presence of a madman.’
    • ‘I slowly climb out of bed, not taking my eyes off the mouse for even a second and cross the room.’
    • ‘So I slowly took steps forward with my hands out in front of me and collided with a wall.’
    • ‘She slowly walked forward with one hand in front of her until she touched the barrier.’
    • ‘Rebus nodded slowly and walked over to the bus driver, crouched down in front of him.’
    • ‘The beans had been cooked slowly and infused with all the delicious juices as a result.’
    • ‘She held it to his mouth and slowly tilted it forward, letting him gulp down the tea.’
    • ‘My eyes move slowly up the length of a fish, it must be thirty inches or more in length.’
    • ‘He turned slowly and shuffled back to his seat behind the counter and turned up the radio.’
    • ‘This is a very unusual situation and we have to take the matter very slowly and carefully.’
    • ‘Love can grow slowly out of warmth and companionship and none of us should be afraid to seek it.’
    • ‘The cars moved off slowly and up the steep track to come hurtling down and spinning round.’
    • ‘His wife has left him for somebody else and he is slowly losing his mind to drugs.’
    • ‘When loading it on, move slowly from one side of the spool to the other and back again.’
    • ‘Break up the chocolate and melt it slowly in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.’
    • ‘After some time we realised that our line was moving much more slowly than the others.’
    • ‘Count slowly from ten to zero, one number for each breath, and try to clear your mind.’
    • ‘The art of a long day of music is to start big, and then to drop down and build slowly throughout the day.’
    • ‘An ordinary roll of green hay is placed on rollers which spin it round very slowly.’
    gradually, bit by bit, by degrees, little by little, slowly but surely, step by step, inchmeal
    unhurriedly, without hurrying, at a leisurely pace, at a slow pace, leisurely, steadily, taking one's time, in one's own good time
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