ten-der-ly / tĕn-dər-lē
1. with kindness, gentleness and affection
Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.
Mother Teresa, 1910 – 1997
2. In a way that is easy to cut or chew
A hot, tenderly cooked heap of rice is comfort food, just the way it is.