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adjective British English pronunciation: gentle /ˈdʒent(ə)l/ 
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adjectivegentle
comparativegentler
superlativegentlest
 
  1. 1
    a gentle person is kind and calm

    Joe is such a gentle, loving boy.

    1. a.
      used about people's behaviour

      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. 4
    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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