1. Without hardness.
2. Not with force or violence; gently; as, be softly pressed my hand.
3. Not loudly; without noise; as, speak softly; walk softly In this dark silence softly leave the town.
4. Gently; placidly. She softly lays him on a flowery bed.
5. Mildly; tenderly. The king must die; though pity softly pleads within my soul.