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calmadjective

uk   /kɑːm/  us   /kɑːm/
B1 peaceful, quiet, and without worry: He has a very calm manner. Now keep calm everyone, the police are on their way.
without hurried movement or noise: After a night of fighting, the streets are now calm.
B1 If the weather is calm, there is no wind, or if the sea or a lake is calm, it is still and has no waves.

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calmly
adverb uk   /ˈkɑːm.li/  us   /ˈkɑːm.li/

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B2 in a quiet or relaxed way: She reacted surprisingly calmly to the news of his death.
calmness
noun [U] uk   /ˈkɑːm.nəs/  us   /ˈkɑːm.nəs/

calmverb [T]

uk   /kɑːm/  us   /kɑːm/

calmnoun

uk   /kɑːm/  us   /kɑːm/
(Definition of calm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calm" in American English

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calmadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kɑm, kɑlm/
peaceful, quiet, or relaxed; without hurried movement, anxiety, or noise: The pilot said we’d have to make an emergency landing, and the flight attendants tried to keep us calm.
If weather is described as calm, it is not windy, and if the sea is described as calm, it is still or has only small waves: Our ship arrived at the Mississippi delta on a calm, clear night.
calm
noun [U]  us   /kɑm, kɑlm/
Amid the calm, there was a sense that something could happen at any moment.
calmly
adverb  us   /ˈkɑm·li, ˈkɑlm-/
He calmly made both free throws to win the game.
calmness
noun [U]  us   /ˈkɑm·nəs, ˈkɑlm-/
The calmness and professionalism of the crew gave us confidence.

calmverb [I/T]

 us   /kɑm, kɑlm/
to lessen someone's anxiety or make them more peaceful, quiet, or relaxed: [T] He tried his best to calm her (down). [I] I needed some time to calm down.
(Definition of calm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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