gradually
adverb see gradual II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gradually — Grad u*al*ly, adv. 1. In a gradual manner. [1913 Webster] 2. In degree. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically, differ from the fantastic reason of brutes. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gradually — англ. [грэ/дьюэли] gradualmente ит. [градуальмэ/нтэ] graduellement фр. [градюэльма/н] постепенно ◊ gradually dying away англ. [грэ/дьюэли дайинг эуэй] постепенно замирая …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • gradually — index piecemeal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gradually — 1640s, from GRADUAL (Cf. gradual) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gradually — [adv] happening slowly, evenly bit by bit*, by degrees, by installments, constantly, continuously, deliberately, gently, imperceptibly, inch by inch*, increasingly, in small doses*, little by little*, moderately, perceptibly, piece by piece*,… …   New thesaurus

  • gradually — [[t]græ̱ʤuəli[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV GRADED: ADV with v If something changes or is done gradually, it changes or is done in small stages over a long period of time, rather than suddenly. Electricity lines to 30,000 homes were gradually being restored… …   English dictionary

  • gradually — grad|u|a|lly W3S2 [ˈgrædʒuəli] adv slowly, over a long period of time ≠ ↑suddenly ▪ Jill gradually became aware of an awful smell. ▪ Gradually, my ankle got better …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gradually — grad|u|al|ly [ grædʒuəli ] adverb *** slowly and in small stages or amounts: She gradually built up a reputation as a successful lawyer. Gradually add the flour …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gradually — adverb the icicles gradually got longer throughout the day gradually add the flour mixture Syn: slowly, slowly but surely, cautiously, gently, gingerly; piecemeal, little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch, by degrees; progressively,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gradually */*/*/ — UK [ˈɡrædʒuəlɪ] / US adverb slowly and in small stages or amounts She gradually built up a reputation as a successful lawyer. Gradually add the flour …   English dictionary

  • gradually*/*/ — [ˈgrædʒuəli] adv slowly and in small stages or amounts She gradually built up a reputation as a successful lawyer.[/ex] Gradually add the flour.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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