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adjective uk   us   /ˈhelp.fəl/
B1 willing to help, or useful: She's such a pleasant, helpful child! I'm sorry, I was only trying to be helpful. He made several helpful suggestions.
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adverb uk   us   /-i/
The manufacturers helpfully provide an instruction manual.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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