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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 ?
One that cannot be lightly denied," said the Tatterdemalion.
Faster, faster, and faster; lightly, more lightly, and yet more lightly whirled the count, flying round Marya Dmitrievna, now on his toes, now on his heels; until, turning his partner round to her seat, he executed the final pas, raising his soft foot backwards, bowing his perspiring head, smiling and making a wide sweep with his arm, amid a thunder of applause and laughter led by Natasha.
She merely brushed his cheek with her lips and put a hand lightly and joyously on either shoulder.
That famous ring that pricked its owner when he forgot duty and followed desire--I wonder if it pricked very hard when he set out on the chase, or whether it pricked but lightly then, and only pierced to the quick when the chase had long been ended, and hope, folding her wings, looked backward and became regret?
Trent was taken to see his room, the boy talking all the time, and later on dinner was served and the boy did the honours, chaffing and talking lightly.
Indeed, she trod the earth lightly, and in her constitution there was little of the robust clay.
Sabin's side, her hand lightly resting upon his, her dark eyes full of inscrutable tenderness, maddened him.
He sat close to her on a low tabouret, and as he spoke his fingers lightly touched the hair that fell a little over her forehead.
But Whiskey Dick, guiltily attributing the movement to his own indiscreet gesture, said, "Excuse me, miss," recovered himself by lightly dusting her shoulder with his handkerchief, as if to remove the impression, and her smile returned.
The intense Pequod sailed on; the rolling waves and days went by; the life-buoy-coffin still lightly swung; and another ship, most miserably misnamed the Delight, was descried.
laughed Lady Muriel, as she sat down to the piano, and lightly struck a few random chords.
The traitor in faction, lightly goeth away with it; for when matters have stuck long in balancing, the winning of some one man casteth them, and he getteth all the thanks.