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adjective cool pronunciation in British English /kuːl/
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adjectivecool
comparativecooler
superlativecoolest
  1. 1
    rather cold, often in a pleasant way

    The water was wonderfully cool and refreshing.

    Store the wine in a cool dry place.

    Tomorrow it will be cloudy and cool everywhere.

    1. a.
      food that is cool is no longer hot

      When the biscuits are cool, brush them with melted chocolate.

    2. b.
      cool clothes prevent you from feeling too hot

      He put on a cool cotton shirt and a pair of shorts.

    3. c.
      cool colours, such as white and blue, give an idea of cold instead of heat

      The place was painted in a cool glossy white.

  2. 2
    calm and relaxed

    a cool and calm atmosphere

    her cool handling of the situation

  3. 3
    not friendly or enthusiastic

    The presidential candidate got a cool reception.

    a cool ruthless manner

  4. 5
    [only before noun] informal used with an amount of money for emphasizing how large it is

    He ended up with a cool £50,000.

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coolness

noun [uncountable]

We sat and enjoyed the coolness of the shade.

There was a definite coolness between the two men.

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