gradual, cautious, and discreet
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby softly-softly
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Example sentences from the Web for softly-softly
There is no compulsion and no mandatory regulation—it is a softly-softly, all-join-hands-together sort of approach.Britain’s Weight Crisis Almost Hits U.S. Proportions|Dan Jones|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST