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adjective gentle pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒent(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    a gentle person is kind and calm

    Joe is such a gentle, loving boy.

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    1. a.
      used about people's behaviour

      Mother's manner was always gentle.

      a gentle smile

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  2. 2
    gentle movement does not use or need a lot of force or effort

    a gentle riverside stroll

    She gave a gentle pull on the dog's leash.

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  3. 3
    gentle wind or rain is not strong or unpleasant

    a soft June morning with a gentle breeze

  4. 4
    a gentle slope or shape is gradual, with no sudden changes

    The road began to climb gentle sandy hills.

    the gentle curve of the bay

  5. 5
    gentle heat is low, so that something cooks slowly

    Cook for several hours over a gentle heat.

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