Gen·tly adv. In a gentle manner.
My mistress gently chides the fault I made. --Dryden.
adv 1: in a gradual manner; "a gently sloping terrain"
2: in a gentle manner; "he talked gently to the injured animal"
3: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the
forehead" [syn: lightly, softly]