A person who is gentle is careful not to break or harm something that is easily broken or harmed. Sometimes the word "gentle" means soft.
The mother held her baby in a gentle manner.
You have to be gentle with a kitten or a puppy.
Try to be gentle with that glass. It’s fragile.
A gentle rain fell throughout the day.
The gentle, elderly woman was kind to all of the people in her neighborhood.
The word "gently" is an adverb:
The teacher spoke gently to the children.
You have to handle that lamp gently or else it might break.
The father gently laid his baby in the crib.
The words "gentle" and "man" form "gentleman." This word was once used to describe a man who was wealthy enough to avoid physical labor, but now it can be used in any situation as a way of showing respect to a man. This word is pronounced in the same way, whether singular or plural.
Bob is kind and generous to everyone he meets. He’s a real gentleman.
The gentleman in the brown jacket needs assistance.
Ladies and gentlemen. May I have your attention?
The gentlemen in the room met to discuss their future plans for the company.