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English definition of “manner”


noun (POLITE BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈmæn.ər/ US  //
manners B2 [plural] 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 .Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of manner noun (POLITE BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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