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adjective calm pronunciation in British English /kɑːm/
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  1. 1
    not affected by strong emotions such as excitement, anger, shock, or fear

    An hour after the accident, I was starting to feel calmer.

    stay/keep/remain calm:

    We were told to stay calm as help was on the way.

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    1. a.
      used about the way someone talks or behaves

      a calm quiet voice

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  2. 2
    calm water does not move very much

    The sea looks much calmer today.

    We could see our reflections in the calm surface of the lake.

  3. 3
    if the weather is calm, there is very little wind

    a calm day

    We’re going to see a period of calmer weather starting this weekend.

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