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noun manner pronunciation in British English /ˈmænə(r)/
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singularmanner
pluralmanners

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  1. 1
    [singular] the way that you do something, or the way that something happens
    manner of:

    The manner of his death aroused a lot of interest in the media.

    in a/the...manner:

    Customers should be treated in a courteous, friendly manner.

    Things had been done in the same manner for centuries.

  2. 2
    [singular] a way of behaving or speaking

    The salesman’s aggressive manner put us off.

  3. 3

    manners

    [plural] traditionally accepted ways of behaving that show a polite respect for other people

    Children learn manners by observing their parents.

    good/bad manners:

    It’s bad manners to interrupt someone.

    have no manners (=behave badly):

    I forgot to say goodbye. They’ll think I have no manners at all.

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