From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgentlygent‧ly /ˈdʒentli/ ●●○W3 adverb 🔊 🔊 1TOO/TOO MUCHin 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 →gently/gently does it!