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noun manner pronunciation in British English /ˈmænə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [singular] the way that you do something, or the way that something happens
    manner of: The manner of his death aroused a lot of interest in the media.
    in a/the...manner: Customers should be treated in a courteous, friendly manner.
    Things had been done in the same manner for centuries.
  2. 2
    [singular] a way of behaving or speaking
    The salesman’s aggressive manner put us off.
  3. 3

    manners

    [plural] traditionally accepted ways of behaving that show a polite respect for other people
    Children learn manners by observing their parents.
    good/bad manners: It’s bad manners to interrupt someone.
    have no manners (=behave badly): I forgot to say goodbye. They’ll think I have no manners at all.
  4. 4

    manners

    [plural] the customs or accepted social behaviour of a particular group of people
    German middle-class manners

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