[ adverb ] to a faint degree or weakly perceived
"between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly" "stars shining faintly through the overcast" "could hear his distant shouts only faintly" "the rumors weren't even faintly true"
Used in print(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
Hoag pushed open the door : at the far end of the long dark room Muller was faintly silhouetted against the window , the rifle still raised ; he stood with his feet apart on a kitchen_table he had dragged to the sill .(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
In the ditch sand was white and soft looking , only an occasional pebble discernible , faintly gleaming .