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noun jelly pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒeli/
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singularjelly
pluraljellies
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] British a soft sweet food made from fruit juice, sugar, and gelatine that you can see through and that shakes when you touch it
    The children were sitting eating jelly and ice cream.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet sticky food that is made from boiled fruit juice and sugar and is often spread on bread
    blackcurrant jelly
  3. 4
    [uncountable] a soft sticky substance
    petroleum jelly

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