Definition of 'slightly'
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Air pressure in the lobby is kept slightly higher than outside to keep out dirt and insects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is slightly different then thanking them. Christianity Today (2000)Today he is slightly less bullish about the book and his boardroom skills. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What we are doing is looking for the ones which are slightly less immature. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These figures reduce slightly for larger pots. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps a different distribution of pain might have made that number slightly smaller. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One team might have slightly different values to another and dish out stars in a different way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Keep at least one window open slightly as heavy snow can seal a car shut. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It suspects the merchandise range would have been slightly smaller. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My own experience of team sports is slightly different. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He kept the port ones slightly ahead to correct the swing. BomberBut the drop was slightly smaller than in the previous two months. The Sun (2008)And the international game is slightly different. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Halve vertically with one piece slightly larger than the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Let us hope that her interviewing is slightly less collaborative this time and has a bit more bite. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They'll give slightly less crunch but no less flavour. The Sun (2015)He's also hoping for a slightly larger budget to work with next time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She made only a slightly smaller splash than the Beatles had three years before. READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)Use a spoon to press down, leaving a slightly higher ridge around the outside of the tin. The Sun (2014)I sometimes hang work slightly higher if both clients are tall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A slightly higher proportion of young females smoke than young males. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)If you have a slightly larger garden, then let part of your grass grow and mow paths through it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So, are we stuck using our mobiles, with their slightly less outrageous roaming charges? Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'slightly'
British English: slightly /ˈslaɪtlɪ/ ADVERB
Slightly means to some degree but not much.
His family moved to a slightly larger house.
- American English: slightly
- Arabic: قَلِيلاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: levemente
- Chinese: 些微地
- Croatian: malo
- Czech: nepatrně
- Danish: lidt
- Dutch: enigszins
- European Spanish: levemente
- Finnish: hieman
- French: légèrement
- German: leicht
- Greek: ελαφρά
- Italian: leggermente
- Japanese: わずかに
- Korean: 약간
- Norwegian: svakt
- Polish: nieznacznie
- European Portuguese: levemente
- Romanian: puțin mai
- Russian: незначительно
- Spanish: levemente
- Swedish: lätt en aning
- Thai: อย่างเล็กน้อย
- Turkish: azıcık
- Ukrainian: трохи
- Vietnamese: một chút
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