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adjective faint pronunciation in British English /feɪnt/
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  1. 1
    a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear
    He could see the faint glow of a lamp through the curtains.
    His voice was so faint as to be almost inaudible.
    the faint scent of woodsmoke
    1. a.
      used about memories and feelings
      Her memories of her father were very faint.
    2. b.
      used about the expression on someones face
      She shrugged, forcing a faint smile.
  2. 2
    a faint hope or possibility is very slight
    He looked around the room in the faint hope that Sam might suddenly appear.

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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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