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"nicely" in British English

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nicelyadverb

uk   us   /ˈnaɪs.li/
  • nicely adverb (PLEASANT)

B2 well, ​pleasantly, or in a ​satisfactory way: Those ​trousersfit you nicely. You ​painted the ​room very nicely. Bake for 35 to 40 ​minutes until the ​cake is nicely ​browned. They said the ​baby was doing nicely (= was ​healthy) and would ​soon be back at ​home.

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(Definition of nicely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nicely" in American English

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nicelyadverb

 us   /ˈnɑɪs·li/
  • nicely adverb (IN A PLEASANT WAY)

in a ​pleasant, ​enjoyable, or ​satisfactory way; well: That’s a nicely ​tailoredjacket. Elise and her new ​baby are both doing nicely (= They are ​healthy).
  • nicely adverb (IN A KIND WAY)

in a ​kind or ​friendly way: Even though I was new at ​school, they ​treated me very nicely.
(Definition of nicely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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