I found だんだんと in this sentence but I'm not sure how it's different from だんだん?



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    Not sure though, but maybe because its onomatopoeia と has been used to mark it, like きらきらと
    – APK
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 12:33
  • @APK Thank you, can you clarify? By "mark it", what is the "it" here?
    – ntvy95
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 12:35
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    By "it" I mean the onomatopoeia だんだん. I am still a beginner and cannot provide you with the difference between だんだん with と or without as of now. You may try to find similar answers on Stack exchange for using onomatopoeia with と) or you could wait for someone to answer your question. But I am certain that the usage of と is because だんだん is an onomatopoeia
    – APK
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 12:41
  • @APK Thank you very much!
    – ntvy95
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 12:43

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I found the answer here. It seems they add と after adverb just to stress the meaning of the adverb.

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