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slow

 (slō)
adj. slow·er, slow·est
1.
a. Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed: a slow train; slow walkers.
b. Marked by a retarded tempo: a slow waltz.
2.
a. Taking or requiring a long time: the slow job of making bread.
b. Taking more time than is usual: a slow worker; slow progress in the peace negotiations.
3. Allowing movement or action only at a low speed: a slow track; a slow infield.
4. Registering a time or rate behind or below the correct one: a slow clock.
5. Lacking in promptness or willingness; not precipitate: They were slow to accept our invitation.
6. Characterized by a low volume of sales or transactions: Business was slow today.
7. Lacking liveliness or interest; boring: a slow party.
8. Not having or exhibiting intellectual or mental quickness: a slow learner.
9. Only moderately warm; low: a slow oven.
adv. slower, slowest
1. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate: The watch runs slow.
2. At a low speed: Go slow!
v. slowed, slow·ing, slows
v.tr.
1. To make slow or slower.
2. To delay; retard.
v.intr.
To become slow or slower.

[Middle English, from Old English slāw, obtuse, sluggish, dim-witted; akin to Dutch slee, blunt, dull, and Old Norse sljór, blunt, dim-witted.]

slow′ly adv.
slow′ness n.
Synonyms: slow, dilatory, leisurely, laggard
These adjectives mean taking more time than is usual or necessary. Slow is the least specific: a slow bus; a slow heartbeat; slow to anger. Dilatory implies lack of promptness caused by delay, procrastination, or indifference: paid a late fee because I was dilatory in paying the bill. Leisurely suggests a relaxed lack of haste: went for a leisurely walk by the river. Laggard implies hanging back or falling behind: "the horses' laggard pace" (Rudyard Kipling).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.slowly - without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
apace, chop-chop, quickly, rapidly, speedily - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"
2.slowly - in music; "Play this lento, please"

slowly

adverb gradually, steadily, by degrees, unhurriedly, taking your time, at your leisure, at a snail's pace, in your own (good) time, ploddingly, inchmeal My resentment of her slowly began to fade.
quickly, at a rate of knots (informal), briskly, fast, hell for leather (informal), hotfoot, hurriedly, quick, rapidly, swiftly, with all speed, speedily, at high speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, like the clappers (Brit. informal), lickety-split (U.S. informal), hastily, like lightning, like nobody's business (informal), posthaste, pdq (slang), at or on the double, like greased lightning (informal), apace, pronto (informal), a.s.a.p. (informal), as soon as possible
Translations
بِبُطْءبِبُطْءٍ
pomalu
langsomt
hitaasti
sporo
hægt
ゆっくり遅く
천천히
pomaly
počasi
långsamt
อย่างช้าๆ
yavaşçaağır ağır
chậm rãi

slowly

[ˈsləʊlɪ] ADV
1. (= not quickly) [move] → lentamente, despacio; [drive] → despacio; [walk] → lentamente, despacio, con paso lento; [say] → pausadamente, lentamente; [nod] → lentamente
2. (= gradually) → poco a poco
slowly but surely he was killing himselflenta pero inexorablemente estaba acabando con su vida
she is recovering slowly but surelyse está recuperando de manera lenta pero positivamente

slowly

[ˈsləʊli] advlentementslow motion n
in slow motion → au ralenti

slowly

advlangsam; slowly but surelylangsam aber sicher

slowly

[ˈsləʊlɪ] advlentamente
to drive slowly → andare piano
slowly but surely → a poco a poco ma in modo certo
work is proceeding slowly but surely → il lavoro procede piano ma bene
to go more slowly → rallentare

slow

(sləu) adjective
1. not fast; not moving quickly; taking a long time. a slow train; The service at that restaurant is very slow; He was very slow to offer help.
2. (of a clock etc) showing a time earlier than the actual time; behind in time. My watch is five minutes slow.
3. not clever; not quick at learning. He's particularly slow at arithmetic.
verb
to make, or become slower. The car slowed to take the corner.
ˈslowly adverb
He slowly opened his eyes; He drove home slowly.
ˈslowness noun
slow motion
movement which is slower than normal or actual movement especially as a special effect in films. Let's watch it, in slow motion.
slow down/up
to make or become slower. The police were warning drivers to slow down; The fog was slowing up the traffic.

slowly

بِبُطْءٍ pomalu langsomt langsam αργά lentamente hitaasti lentement sporo lentamente 遅く 천천히 langzaam sakte wolno lentamente медленно långsamt อย่างช้าๆ yavaşça chậm rãi 缓慢地
References in classic literature ?
Thus glistening for a moment, as slowly it subsided, and sank.
A huge craft, long, low, and gray-painted, swung slowly over the crest of the nearest hill.
It should have arrived at Hugson's Siding at midnight, but it was already five o'clock and the gray dawn was breaking in the east when the little train slowly rumbled up to the open shed that served for the station-house.
Lady Carey retraced her steps slowly towards the supper-room, and made some languid inquiries of the head waiter as to a missing handkerchief.
The first impression produced on me was of two gray shadows winding their way slowly toward me between the trunks of the trees.
But three certainly came out about eight o'clock and, advancing slowly and cautiously, made their way through Byfleet and Pyrford towards Ripley and Weybridge, and so came in sight of the expectant batteries against the setting sun.
Half-stunned, Bradley lay for a minute as he had fallen and then slowly and painfully wriggled into a less uncomfortable position.
An ice-field on the far horizon is moving slowly southward in the spectral light.
Endeavoring to orient himself, as a surveyor or navigator might say, the man moved his eyes slowly along its visible length and at a distance of a quarter-mile to the south of his station saw, dim and gray in the haze, a group of horsemen riding to the north.
When the stamens of a flower suddenly spring towards the pistil, or slowly move one after the other towards it, the contrivance seems adapted solely to ensure self-fertilisation; and no doubt it is useful for this end: but, the agency of insects is often required to cause the stamens to spring forward, as Kolreuter has shown to be the case with the barberry; and curiously in this very genus, which seems to have a special contrivance for self-fertilisation, it is well known that if very closely-allied forms or varieties are planted near each other, it is hardly possible to raise pure seedlings, so largely do they naturally cross.
On the other hand, if he made no attempt to follow them, they might move slowly away from him, later to fight among themselves for the supremacy.
Slowly, very slowly, they blackened and turned to ashes.