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slowly definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word slowly below. Slowly is an adverb. Also define these 2 related words and terms: slow, and pace.

English

Etymology

From Middle English slowly, slowli, slouli, slowliche, from Old English slāwlīċe (slowly; sluggishly), equivalent to slow +‎ -ly. Compare Old Norse slæliga, sljóliga.

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Adverb

slowly (comparative slowlier or more slowly, superlative slowliest or most slowly)

  1. (manner) At a slow pace.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
    • Pace definition
      Step.
      1. A step taken with the foot.
      2. The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements. (1 of 13 pace definitions)

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