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adjective gentle pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒent(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a gentle person is kind and calm
    Joe is such a gentle, loving boy.
    1. a.
      used about peoples behavior
      Mother’s manner was always gentle.
      a gentle smile
  2. 2
    gentle movement does not use or need a lot of force or effort
    a gentle riverside stroll
    She gave a gentle pull on the dog’s leash.
  3. 3
    a gentle slope or shape is gradual, with no sudden changes
    The road began to climb gentle sandy hills.
    the gentle curve of the bay

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noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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