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Gradualy vs. Gradually: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sara Rehman || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 1, 2023
"Gradualy" is incorrect, while "Gradually" is the correct spelling. Gradually means progressing slowly or by degrees.

Which is correct: Gradualy or Gradually

How to spell Gradually?

Gradualy is Incorrect

Gradually is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "Gradually" as "grade" plus "ally," highlighting a step-by-step progression.
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Dec 01, 2023
Link "Gradually" with "gradual," its adjective form, plus "ly" to denote manner.
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Dec 01, 2023
Recall "Gradually" has "all" in it, indicating a complete, thorough process.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023
Associate "Gradually" with "ally," a supporter, implying a supportive, steady process.
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Dec 01, 2023
Remember "Gradually" contains double "l," like "really" suggesting a real, progressive change.
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Dec 01, 2023
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Gradually Definitions

Moving or changing at a consistent, measured pace.
The temperature gradually decreased throughout the evening.
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Increasing or developing in small, successive stages.
Her skills improved gradually over the years.
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Nov 23, 2023
Advancing in a slow and steady manner.
The sun gradually rose above the horizon.
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Nov 23, 2023
Occurring in such a slight manner as to be almost unnoticeable.
The mood in the room changed gradually.
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Nov 23, 2023
Happening without sudden changes, continuously over time.
The landscape gradually transformed with the seasons.
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Occurring or developing slowly or by small increments
Gradual erosion.
A gradual slope.
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The liturgical book containing the chants for the Mass.
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A biblical text sung between the Epistle and the Gospel of the Mass.
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In a gradual manner; making slow progress; slowly.
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(obsolete) by degrees
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In a gradual manner.
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In degree.
Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically, differ from the fantastic reason of brutes.
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In a gradual manner;
The snake moved gradually toward its victim
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FAQs

What is the verb form of gradually?

The verb form related to gradually is "graduate."
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the root word of gradually?

The root word of gradually is "gradual."
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

Which vowel is used before gradually?

The vowel "u" is used before the "-ally" in gradually.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the singular form of gradually?

Gradually is an adverb and doesn’t have a singular or plural form.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the pronunciation of gradually?

Gradually is pronounced as /ˈɡrædʒ.u.əl.i/.
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Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually an adverb?

Yes, gradually is an adverb.
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Dec 01, 2023

Which article is used with gradually?

Articles are not used with adverbs like gradually.
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Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually a noun or adjective?

Gradually is an adverb.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the plural form of gradually?

As an adverb, gradually does not have a plural form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

Why is it called gradually?

It's called gradually, originating from the word "gradual," which denotes step-by-step progression.
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Dec 01, 2023

Which conjunction is used with gradually?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used in sentences with gradually.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually a collective noun?

Gradually is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is the third form of gradually?

There is no third form; gradually is consistent in its form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually an abstract noun?

Gradually is not a noun; it’s an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Is the gradually term a metaphor?

Gradually can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is another term for gradually?

Another term for gradually is "progressively."
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Dec 01, 2023

Which determiner is used with gradually?

Determiners are not typically used with adverbs like gradually.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Which preposition is used with gradually?

Prepositions are not typically used directly with adverbs like gradually.
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Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually a negative or positive word?

Gradually is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

Is the word gradually imperative?

Gradually is not an imperative; it’s an adverb.
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Dec 01, 2023

What part of speech is gradually?

Gradually is an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually a vowel or consonant?

Gradually is a word, not classified as a vowel or consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

Is gradually a countable noun?

Gradually is not a noun, so it's not countable.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

How do we divide gradually into syllables?

Gradually is divided as Grad-u-al-ly.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in gradually?

The first syllable "Grad-" is stressed in gradually.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the first form of gradually?

As an adverb, gradually does not have different forms.
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Dec 01, 2023

How is gradually used in a sentence?

Example: "The days gradually became shorter as winter approached."
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Dec 01, 2023

How many syllables are in gradually?

Gradually has three syllables.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is the opposite of gradually?

The opposite of gradually is "suddenly."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

What is the second form of gradually?

Gradually remains the same; it has no different forms.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023
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