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adjective     pleasant pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    enjoyable or attractive in a way that makes you feel pleased and satisfied

    Seattle is a very pleasant place to work.

    They spent a pleasant evening together.

    Well, this is a pleasant surprise!

  2. 2
    a pleasant person is friendly and behaves correctly in social situations

    Her husband seemed like a very pleasant man.

    Charlotte is pleasant enough but not very reliable.

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    1. a.
      used about people’s behavior

      a pleasant smile

      She has a pleasant, cheerful manner.

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     pleasantly pronunciation in American English

“Goodnight then,” she said pleasantly.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results of the survey.

The hotel is pleasantly decorated throughout.



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