in a gentle way:
'You go back to bed now,' he said gently.
She kissed me gently on the cheek.
Gently cook the peppers for 10-15 minutes.
Rain pattered gently on the roof above.
The road curved gently upwards.
2 British English spoken
used to tell someone to be careful when they are handling something, moving something etc:
Gently, Sammy, you don't want to break it.