[ sloh-lee ]
/ ˈsloʊ li /


in a slow manner; at a slow speed: Sauté the peppers slowly. I drove slowly back home.

Nearby words

  1. slow-up,
  2. slow-wave sleep,
  3. slow-witted,
  4. slowcoach,
  5. slowdown,
  6. slowness,
  7. slowpoke,
  8. slowworm,
  9. sloyd,
  10. slr

Origin of slowly

1310–50; Middle English slawliche, slawly; See slow, -ly

Usage note

See slow. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for slowly



Old English slawlice "slowly, sluggishly;" see slow (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper