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familiar

adjective (EASY TO RECOGNIZE)    /fəˈmɪl.i.ər/ US  /-jɚ/
B1 easy to recognize because of being seen, met, heard, etc. before: There were one or two familiar faces (= people I knew). The house looked strangely familiar, though she knew she'd never been there before. The street was familiar to me.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring be familiar with sth/sb B2 to know something or someone well: I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with your poetry.AwareKnowing and learning familiarly     /-li/ adverb Henry Channon, known familiarly as 'Chips'Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
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