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British pronunciation of 

urbane

view main entry for urbane adjective  /ɜː(r)ˈbeɪn/
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derived words

urbanely

adverb

urbanity

  /ɜː(r)ˈbænəti/ noun [uncountable]
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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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