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light·ly

 (līt′lē)
adv.
1. With little weight or force; gently.
2. To a slight extent or amount: apply paint lightly.
3.
a. With little difficulty; easily.
b. With agility and grace; nimbly.
4.
a. In a carefree manner; cheerfully: took the news lightly.
b. Without sufficient care or consideration; indifferently: treated the situation much too lightly.

light•ly

(ˈlaɪt li)

adv.
1. with little weight, force, intensity, etc.; gently.
2. to only a small amount or degree; slightly: lightly fried eggs.
3. nimbly; quickly.
4. with a lack of concern; indifferently.
5. cheerfully; without complaining: to take bad news lightly.
6. without due consideration or reason (often used in the negative): an offer not to be refused lightly.
7. easily; without trouble or effort: His success did not come lightly.
8. frivolously; flippantly.
9. airily; buoyantly.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.lightly - without good reason; "one cannot say such things lightly"
2.lightly - with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
3.lightly - with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
4.lightly - indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning"
intemperately, hard, heavily - indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
5.lightly - with indifference or without dejection; "he took it lightly"
6.lightly - in a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"
7.lightly - to a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented"

lightly

adverb
1. moderately, thinly, slightly, sparsely, sparingly a small and lightly armed UN contingent
moderately heavily, thickly, abundantly
2. gently, softly, slightly, faintly, delicately, gingerly, airily, timidly He kissed her lightly on the mouth.
gently firmly, heavily, forcefully
3. carelessly, indifferently, breezily, thoughtlessly, flippantly, frivolously, heedlessly, slightingly 'Once a detective always a detective,' he said lightly.
carelessly seriously, carefully, earnestly, ponderously
4. easily, simply, readily, effortlessly, unthinkingly, without thought, flippantly, heedlessly His allegations cannot be dismissed lightly.
easily awkwardly, with difficulty, arduously
Translations
بِخِفَّه
lehce
let
léttilega
lahno
hafifçe

lightly

[ˈlaɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= gently, softly) [touch, knock] → suavemente; [tread, walk] → con paso ligero
she kissed him lightly on the foreheadle dio un beso con suavidad en la frente
brush lightly with beaten eggextienda una ligera capa de huevo batido
2. (= slightly) → levemente, ligeramente
lightly cladligero de ropa, con muy poca ropa
season lightly with salt and peppersazone con un poquito de sal y pimienta
a lightly boiled eggun huevo poco cocido, un huevo pasado por agua
to touch lightly on a mattermencionar un asunto de paso
3. (= frivolously) → a la ligera
this is not a charge to be made lightlyeste tipo de acusación no se hace a la ligera
to get off lightlylibrarse de una buena
to speak lightly of dangerdespreciar el peligro

lightly

[ˈlaɪtli] adv
(= gently) [handle, knead] → légèrement; [kiss, touch] → légèrement; [doze] → légèrement
(= unthinkingly) [speak] → à la légère, légèrement; [dismiss] → d'un revers de main
His allegations cannot be lightly dismissed → On ne peut pas écarter ses allégations d'un revers de main.
lightly cooked → cuit à cœur
lightly cooked vegetables → des légumes cuits à cœur
lightly browned → légèrement doré
to get off lightly → s'en tirer à bon comptelight meter nphotomètre m, cellule f

lightly

adv
touch, rain, eat, wounded, armed, stressedleicht; walk, treadleise; to sleep lightlyeinen leichten Schlaf haben; lightly clad (in something)leicht (mit etw) bekleidet; they are lightly taxedsie haben niedrige Steuern; to get off lightlyglimpflich davonkommen; to touch lightly on a subjectein Thema nur berühren or streifen
(= casually) sayleichthin; to speak lightly of somebody/somethingsich abfällig or geringschätzig über jdn/etw äußern; he spoke lightly of his illnesser nahm seine Krankheit auf die leichte Schulter; don’t take her problems so lightlynimm ihre Probleme etwas ernster; to treat something too lightlyetw nicht ernst genug nehmen; she referred lightly to the fact that …sie erwähnte leichthin, dass …; a responsibility not to be lightly undertakeneine Verantwortung, die man nicht unüberlegt auf sich nehmen sollte; it’s not a job I’d lightly do againdie Arbeit würde ich so leicht nicht wieder tun

lightly

[ˈlaɪtlɪ] advleggermente
to fry sth lightly (Culin) → far soffriggere qc
to sleep lightly → avere il sonno leggero
to get off lightly → cavarsela a buon mercato

light2

(lait) adjective
1. easy to lift or carry; of little weight. I bought a light suitcase for plane journeys.
2. easy to bear, suffer or do. Next time the punishment will not be so light.
3. (of food) easy to digest. a light meal.
4. of less weight than it should be. The load of grain was several kilos light.
5. of little weight. Aluminium is a light metal.
6. lively or agile. She was very light on her feet.
7. cheerful; not serious. light music.
8. little in quantity; not intense, heavy, strong etc. light rain.
9. (of soil) containing a lot of sand.
ˈlightly adverb
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become less heavy. She lightened her suitcase by taking out several pairs of shoes; The postman's bag of parcels lightened as he went from house to house.
ˌlight-ˈfingered adjective
inclined to steal things.
ˌlight-ˈheaded adjective
dizzy and giddy.
ˌlight-ˈhearted adjective
happy and free from anxiety; not grave or serious. a light-hearted mood.
ˈlightweight adjective
light in weight. a lightweight raincoat.
get off lightly
to escape or be allowed to go without severe punishment etc.
make light of
to treat (problems etc) as unimportant.
travel light
to travel with little luggage.
References in classic literature ?
Change of air and care will keep you well, I dare say, or if it does not entirely, you will have the fever more lightly.
and he led the way into the jungle, carrying his heavy pack as lightly as did Tom.
He seemed to us an experienced and worldly man who had been almost everywhere; in his conversation he threw out lightly the names of distant states and cities.
But the night sat lightly upon the sea and the land.
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
In agreeable contrast, his brother, Maryland Joe, was attired in a thin fawn- colored summer overcoat, lightly worn open, so as to show the unstarched bosom of a white embroidered shirt, and a pair of nankeen trousers and pumps.
A gentleman alighted; but it was only to offer his hand to a young girl whose slender figure, nowise needing such assistance, now lightly descended the steps, and made an airy little jump from the final one to the sidewalk.
The careless security of his life in the Custom-House, on a regular income, and with but slight and infrequent apprehensions of removal, had no doubt contributed to make time pass lightly over him.
And there was an old gentleman who shall be nameless, being too rich a mynheer to be lightly mentioned, who, in the battle of White Plains, being an excellent master of defence, parried a musket-ball with a small-sword, insomuch that he absolutely felt it whiz round the blade, and glance off at the hilt; in proof of which he was ready at any time to show the sword, with the hilt a little bent.
With the problem of the universe revolving in me, how could I--being left completely to myself at such a thought-engendering altitude, --how could I but lightly hold my obligations to observe all whale-ships' standing orders, Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time.
Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
I never was cleaned so lightly and quickly as by that little old man.