Definition of lightly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMlightlierCOMmore lightlySUPlightliestSUPmost lightlySUF-ly
    1. In a light manner.
      1. As a teacher, I don't take rudeness in class lightly. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • You have gone a good stitch. — John Bunyan. In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. — Holland.
      • Sautéed shrimp in a cream sauce of kanzuri, a combination of citrus and chili peppers, are a spicy, lightly crunchy knockout.
      • My cousin got off lightly with a spanking after he broke the boy’s leg
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en slightly
      2. en rightly
      3. en tightly
      4. en nightly
      5. en lighty
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of lightly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "lightly" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 1
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile