Etymology
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slowly (adv.)

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

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Definitions of slowly

slowly (adv.)
without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly');
he spoke slowly
Synonyms: slow / easy / tardily
slowly (adv.)
in music;
Synonyms: lento
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