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favouriteadjective [before noun]

UK (US favorite) uk   us   /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/
A1 best liked or most enjoyed: "What's your favourite colour?" "Green." my favourite restaurant/book/song
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favouritenoun [C]

UK (US favorite) uk   us   /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/
B1 a thing that someone likes best or enjoys most: How clever of you to buy chocolate chip cookies - they're my favourites. a person who is treated with special kindness by someone in authority: the teacher's favouriteC2 the person or animal most people expect to win a race or competition: Great Gold is the favourite in the 2.00 race at Epsom. [+ to infinitive] Brazil are favourites to win this year's World Cup.
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Translations of “favourite”
in Korean 좋아하는…
in Arabic مُفَضَّل…
in Portuguese favorito…
in Catalan preferit…
in Japanese 好きな…
in Italian favorito, preferito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最喜歡的, 特別喜愛的…
in Russian любимый…
in Turkish gözde, favori, çok beğenilen/tutulan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最喜欢的, 特别喜爱的…
in Polish ulubiony…
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