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2 entries found for gentle.
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Main Entry: genĚtle
Pronunciation: primarystressjent-schwal
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): genĚtler /primarystressjent-lschwar, -schwal-schwar/; genĚtlest /primarystressjent-lschwast, -schwal-schwast/
1 : belonging or suitable to a family of high social rank
2 a : easily handled : DOCILE <a gentle horse> b : not harsh : MILD <gentle soap> c : not stern or rough <gentle words>
3 : 1SOFT 1, soothing <a gentle murmur>
4 : 1MODERATE 2a <gentle slopes>
- genĚtleĚness noun
- gentĚly /primarystressjent-lemacron/ adverb

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