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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?”
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  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.
  5. 5
    done with a lot of skill
    a nice hit by one of the boxers

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noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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