sweetly

sweetly
[[t]swi͟ːtli[/t]]
1) ADV-GRADED: ADV with v If an engine or machine is running sweetly, it is working smoothly and efficiently.

He heard the car engine running sweetly beyond the open door.

2) ADV-GRADED: ADV with v If you kick or hit a ball sweetly, you kick or hit it in the very middle of it so that it goes firmly and accurately to the place you are aiming for.

He could strike the ball as sweetly as when he was 28 years younger.

3) See also sweet

English dictionary. 2008.

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