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English definition of “except”

except

preposition, conjunction    /ɪkˈsept/
not including; but not: It’s cool and quiet everywhere except (for) the kitchen. Everyone is here except Peter. Except also means with this difference or in this case only: The twins look exactly alike except (that) one is slightly taller. The deserted town is silent, except when wind rustles the weeds or bangs a door.
(Definition of except preposition, conjunction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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