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noun [countable] favorite pronunciation in American English /ˈfeɪv(ə)rɪt/
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  1. 1
    the person or thing that you like best

    The hot dog is still a national favorite.

    I had a lot of toys, but my teddy bears were my favorites.

    old favorite:

    Wuthering Heights is an old favorite with the Japanese.

    1. a.
      someone who is treated better than other people because a teacher, parent, etc. prefers them

      Eric’s always been mom’s favorite.

    2. b.
      in the past, the special friend of a king or queen
  2. 2
    the person or team that is expected to win a race or competition
    favorite to do something:

    The Yankees are favorite to win the series.

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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