sweetly
adverb see sweet I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sweetly — Sweet ly, adv. [AS. sw[=e]tlice.] In a sweet manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweetly — sweet|ly [ switli ] adverb 1. ) in a pleasant, kind, and gentle way: Kate nodded and smiled sweetly. 2. ) in a way that is pleasant to hear or smell: sweetly perfumed flowers The birds were singing sweetly in the trees. 3. ) skillfully and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweetly — UK [ˈswiːtlɪ] / US [ˈswɪtlɪ] adverb 1) in a pleasant, kind, and gentle way Kate nodded and smiled sweetly. 2) in a way that is pleasant to hear or smell sweetly perfumed flowers The birds were singing sweetly in the trees. 3) skilfully and… …   English dictionary

  • sweetly — [[t]swi͟ːtli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If an engine or machine is running sweetly, it is working smoothly and efficiently. He heard the car engine running sweetly beyond the open door. 2) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you kick or hit a ball… …   English dictionary

  • sweetly — adv. Sweetly is used with these adjectives: ↑innocent, ↑scented Sweetly is used with these verbs: ↑ask, ↑enquire, ↑reply, ↑say, ↑sing, ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • sweetly — adverb in an affectionate or loving manner ( sweet is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of sweetly ) (Freq. 1) Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank Shakespeare talking sweet to each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweetly — sweet ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salt, sour, or bitter. 2) fragrant. 3) (of air, water, etc.) fresh and pure. 4) working, moving, or done smoothly or easily. 5) pleasing; delightful. 6) pleasant …   English terms dictionary

  • sweetly — See sweet. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweetly — adverb In a sweet or pleasant manner …   Wiktionary

  • sweetly — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In a sweet manner] Syn. agreeably, pleasantly, comfortably, gently, gratefully, softly, smoothly, kindly, with winsome ways, in a winning manner, charmingly, ingenuously, with naïveté. 2. [With a sweet sound] Syn. like… …   English dictionary for students

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