gentle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gentle" in British English

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gentleadjective

uk   /ˈdʒen.tl̩/  us   /-t̬l̩/
B1 calm, ​kind, or ​soft: a gentle ​smile He's very gentle with his ​kids.B1 not ​violent, ​severe, or ​strong: gentle exercise a gentle breeze You can ​actuallyaccomplish a lot more by gentle persuasion.C1 not ​steep or ​sudden: The ​path has a gentle slope/​gradient.
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gentleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
the ​quality of being gentle
(Definition of gentle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gentleadjective

 us   /ˈdʒen·təl/
calm, ​kind, or ​soft; not ​violent or ​severe: a gentle ​smile a gentle ​breeze The ​path has a gentle (= ​gradual)slope.
gentleness
noun [U]  us   /ˈdʒen·təl·nəs/
gently
adverb  us   /ˈdʒent·li/
He gently ​lifted the ​baby out of the ​crib.
(Definition of gentle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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