little by little

adverb
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of little by little

: by small degrees or amounts : gradually

Examples of little by little in a Sentence

  1. little by little, we pieced together the jigsaw puzzle

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First Known Use of little by little

15th century

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little by little Synonyms

Antonyms

abruptly, suddenly;

Phrases

bit by bit, by degrees, inch by inch;


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