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little

adjective
 
 
/ˈlɪtl/
SMALL A1 small in size or amount: a little bag/box/town She's so little. It costs as little as one dollar. I might have a little bit of cake.SmallExtremely small
SHORT [always before noun] B2 short in time or distance: Sit down for a little while. Let's have a little break.SmallExtremely small
NOT IMPORTANT [always before noun] B1 not important: It's only a little problem. I'm having a little trouble with my back.Of little or less importance
YOUNG [always before noun] A1 young and small: She was my little sister and I looked after her.Describing people who are young
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