Part of speech: adverb

With little weight or pressure; easily; with levity.

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Usage examples "lightly":

  1. " Oh, to a place," answered Billy lightly. - "Four Girls and a Compact", Annie Hamilton Donnell.
  2. One, a sergeant, struck lightly with his finger on the door and bent his ear against it. - "In the Day of Adversity", John Bloundelle-Burton.
  3. " Not yet," answered Rhoda lightly. - "Miss Merivale's Mistake", Mrs. Henry Clarke.