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"manner" in British English

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mannernoun

uk   /ˈmæn.ər/  us   //
  • manner noun (WAY)

B2 [S] the way in which something is done: She ​stared at me in an ​accusing manner. He was ​elected in the ​normal manner. It was the manner of her ​death that ​stuck in the public's ​mind.in the manner of sth in the ​style of something: Her ​latestfilm is a ​suspensethriller very much in the manner of Hitchcock.

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  • manner noun (BEHAVIOUR)

B2 [S] the ​usual way in which you ​behave towards other ​people, or the way you ​behave on a ​particularoccasion: She has a ​somewhatcold, ​unfriendly manner. As ​soon as he ​realized that we weren't going to ​buy anything, his ​whole manner ​changed.

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  • manner noun (POLITE BEHAVIOUR)

manners B2 [plural]

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politeways of ​treating other ​people and ​behaving in ​public: He ​needs to be taught some manners. It's bad manners to ​eat with ​yourmouthopen. It's ​considered good manners in some ​societies to ​leave a little ​food on ​yourplate.
(Definition of manner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manner" in American English

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mannernoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæn·ər/
  • manner noun [U] (WAY)

the way in which something is done: Please ​exit the ​building in an ​orderly manner.
  • manner noun [U] (BEHAVIOR)

the ​usual way in which you ​behave toward other ​people, or the way you ​behave on a ​particularoccasion: His manner was ​formal, though ​friendly. She had a ​warmsmile and an ​engaging manner.
(Definition of manner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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