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B, b

noun uk   /biː/ (plural Bs, B's or b's) us  

B, b noun (LETTER)

[C or U] the second letter of the English alphabetLetters of alphabetsLettering and alphabets

B, b noun (MUSIC)

[C or U] a note in Western music: Bach's Mass in B minorNotes of the musical scale

B, b noun (MARK)

[C or U] a mark in an exam or for a piece of work that shows that your work is good but not excellent: I was a bit disappointed just to be given a B, as I was hoping for an A. I got B for physics last term.Marks and results
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