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adjective dear pronunciation in British English /dɪə(r)/
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  1. 1

    Dear

    used in front of someones name at the beginning of a letter to them
    Dear Diana, I hope you’re feeling better now.
  2. 2
    loved or liked very much
    a dear friend: She is a very dear friend of mine.
    dear to someone: You are both very dear to me.
  3. 3
    [not usually before noun] expensive
    Their products are good quality, but a bit dear.
  4. 5
    nice. People who use this word usually do not sound sincere
    dear little/sweet/old etc: Raymond is a dear sweet man!

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