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English definition of “real”


adjective (NOT FALSE)    /rɪəl/ US  /riː.əl/
A2 [before noun] being what it appears to be and not false : real leather / fur Is that a toy gun or the real thing? → Synonym genuineTrue, real, false, and unreal [before noun] UK approving ( especially of foods ) produced using traditional methods and without artificial substances : The pub sells several kinds of real ale (= traditional beer ).Various qualities of food for real B2 informal real, not pretended : I thought it was just a fire practice but apparently it was for real.True, real, false, and unreal
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