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adjective calm pronunciation in American English /kɑm/
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  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.
  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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