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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.
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    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
  6. 6
    old-fashioned having high moral and social standards
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