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adjective faint pronunciation in British English /feɪnt/
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adjectivefaint
comparativefainter
superlativefaintest
  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
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    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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