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English definition of “small”

small

adjective (LITTLE)    /smɔːl/ US  /smɑːl/
A1 little in size or amount when compared with what is typical or average: a small dog/house/car/country I'd rather live in a small town than a big city. Would you like a large or small cola with your burger? Ella is the smallest girl in her class. That jacket's too small for you. He's small for his age. Only a small number of applicants are successful. The number of women in parliament is pitifully (= extremely) small. Liqueurs are usually drunk in small quantities.SmallExtremely smallSmall in number and quantity smallness     /ˈsmɔːl.nəs/ US  /ˈsmɑːl-/ noun [U] The smallness of the city often surprises first-time visitors.SmallExtremely small
(Definition of small adjective (LITTLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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