adv.gradually; by degrees; little by little
The number of pedestrians gradually dwindled.
The weather is getting warm.
The rain is beginning to let up.
The train was gradually pulling away into the distance.
Volunteers assembled gradually until there were over a hundred of them.
Step by step, he knew the importance of it.
The weather is getting cold.
Little by little the snow melted.
The fighting died down.
Restrictions on freedom of assembly have gradually been relaxed.
The storm gradually subsided.