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adjective nice pronunciation in American English /naɪs/ 
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  1. 1
    attractive, enjoyable, or pleasant

    Your hair looks nice.

    The Garden District is a much nicer place to live nowadays.

    a nice cup of coffee

    There's a nice view from the upstairs window.

  2. 2
    friendly, kind, and pleasant

    She's a nice girl.

    it is nice of someone (to do something):

    It was nice of you to come and see me.

    nice to:

    He's always been nice to me.

    1. a.
      spoken used for saying that someone or something is not friendly, kind, or pleasant

      "Mark hasn't invited you." "Well, that's very nice, isn't it?"

  3. 3
    used with another adjective to emphasize that you like a particular quality that someone or something has

    nice warm socks

    a nice big smile

    nice and warm/comfortable/clean etc.:

    It's nice and quiet in here.

    I like my coffee nice and strong.

  4. 4
    formal with very small differences in detail

    These are nice distinctions that are extremely technical.

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niceness

noun [uncountable]

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