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adjective calm pronunciation in American English /kɑm/ 
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adjectivecalm
comparativecalmer
superlativecalmest
  1. 1
    not affected by strong emotions such as excitement, anger, shock, or fear

    An hour after the accident, I was starting to feel calmer.

    stay/keep/remain calm:

    We were told to stay calm as help was on the way.

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    1. a.
      used about the way someone talks or behaves

      a calm quiet voice

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  2. 2
    calm water does not move very much

    The ocean looks much calmer today.

    We could see our reflections in the calm surface of the lake.

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  3. 3
    if the weather is calm, there is very little wind

    a calm day

    We're going to see a period of calmer weather starting this weekend.

  4. 4
    peaceful and not affected by violence, fighting, or excited activity

    The city appears calm after last night's missile attack.

    a calmer day on the stock market after yesterday's big falls

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calmly

 calm pronunciation in American English  adverb
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calmness

noun [uncountable]
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