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view main entry for genialadjective  /ˈdʒiniəl/
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  /ˌdʒiniˈæləti/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: genialityClick to listen to the pronunciation of geniality


genially adverbFriendly: friendly, nice, warm, genuine, pleasant, welcoming, amiable, good-natured, spontaneous, warm-hearted

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a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food


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