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adjective small pronunciation in British English /smɔːl/ 
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adjectivesmall
comparativesmaller
superlativesmallest
  1. 1
    not large in size, amount, or number

    These shoes are too small for me.

    A small number of people have complained about the noise.

    Last year's rise in unemployment was the smallest in the last five years.

    I'd rather work for a smaller company.

  2. 2
    not very important or difficult

    Can you do me a small favour?

    I noticed a few small mistakes in your essay.

    1. a.
      limited

      Today's meeting was a small but important step towards achieving our goals.

      in a/some small way:

      I'd like to help, even if it's only in a small way.

  3. 3
    not worth a lot of money, or not involving a lot of money

    Joan gave me a small gift for my birthday.

    a new mutual fund that is ideal for small investors

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small

 small pronunciation in British English  adverb

Write small so that everything will fit on one page.

smallness

 small pronunciation in British English /ˈsmɔːlnəs/  noun [uncountable]

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