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adjective neat pronunciation in American English /nit/
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  1. 1
    carefully arranged and looking nice
    His hair was pulled back into a neat ponytail.
    She arranged the papers into three neat piles on her desk.
    neat and clean: Her uniform was always neat and clean.
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    1. a.
      tending to keep things carefully arranged and looking nice
      Chris is a very neat person.
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  2. 3
    informal good, or nice
    She’s a really neat person – you’ll like her.
    pretty neat: We all thought it was pretty neat when the schools closed because of a snowstorm.
  3. 4
    small and pleasing in appearance
    a neat little cottage
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 neat pronunciation in American English adverb
The clean clothes were neatly folded.
She was always neatly dressed.
The professor neatly summarized the history of the oil crisis.
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