slightly meaning


    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
      • Matrix M is a third generation ISCOM and is a mix of Matrix C, which is a highly active but slightly reactogenic sapononin, and Matrix A, which is a weaker but well tolerated saponin [4 ].
      • Compared with control animals, in rabbits treated with acetylsalicylic acid for 14 days small discontinuities were observed in glycocalix, and epithelium was disorganized and slightly vacuolized.
      • The dish was OK, but the garlic slightly overpowered the herbs.
  • 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 slightley
        Source: Wiktionary

        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