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uk   /ˈmæn.ər/  us   //

manner noun (WAY)

B2 [S] the way in which something is done: She stared at me in an accusing manner. He was elected in the normal manner. It was the manner of her death that stuck in the public's mind.in the manner of sth in the style of something: Her latest film is a suspense thriller very much in the manner of Hitchcock.
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manner noun (BEHAVIOUR)

B2 [S] the usual way in which you behave towards other people, or the way you behave on a particular occasion: She has a somewhat cold, unfriendly manner. As soon as he realized that we weren't going to buy anything, his whole manner changed.
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manner noun (POLITE BEHAVIOUR)

manners B2 [plural]
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polite ways of treating other people and behaving in public: He needs to be taught some manners. It's bad manners to eat with your mouth open. It's considered good manners in some societies to leave a little food on your plate.

manner noun (TYPE)

[U] formal a type: Very little is known about the new candidate - what manner of man is he?
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