sweetly

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 accurately

He struck it sweetly with his right foot across the goal and into the net.

4) correctly, or effectively

The engine ran smoothly and sweetly.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sweetly — adverb see sweet I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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