Definition of slightly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore slightlySUPmost slightlySUF-ly
    1. Slenderly; delicately.
      1. He was slightly built, but tall.
    2. To a small extent or degree.
      1. He weighed slightly less than his wife who was a foot shorter.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Her images are layered and slipped slightly off their undercolor as if a small creature has given them a good shaking.
      • At least the entry set of Stately Wayne Manor was tweaked slightly to make it more moviesque. And the cast visits the real house for the only time.
      • The anterior cap (ac) is small and oval, and it is longitudinally symmetrical in young individuals (Fig 2: G1, H1) but slightly posterolabially stretched in old individuals (Fig 2: I1, J1).
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Degree adverbs
        • Manner adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en lightly
        2. en sightly
        3. en slighty
        4. en plightly
        5. en sleightly
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of slightly for the defined word.

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