familiar

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/fəˈmɪljər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fəˈmɪlyɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fə milyər)


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familiar

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a familiar [sound, voice, name, face, sight, scene, refrain]
  2. the familiar [sound] of
  3. a familiar [example, concept, situation]
  4. a familiar and [friendly, kind] voice
  5. am on familiar ground
  6. [be on, converse in] familiar terms
  7. [write, present] in a familiar style
  8. follows a familiar [pattern, course, path]
  9. see [some, a lot of, all the old] familiar faces
  10. it [seems, looks, sounds] familiar
  11. doesn't sound familiar
  12. the [book, name, song] sounds familiar (to me)
  13. familiar to [me, everyone, most, all, some]
  14. familiar in some [ways, aspects]
  15. familiar and [comforting, easy, confident]
  16. are you familiar with [her work, his music, them]?
  17. I'm (afraid I'm) not familiar with [her work]
  18. familiar with [politics, football, editing, translating, her]
  19. don't get too familiar (with)
  20. [was, started] getting overly familiar with
  21. familiar (and colloquial) language
n
  1. a witch and her familiar
  2. the witch's familiar
  3. is a familiar of mine
  4. is one of my familiars
  5. familiars and fairies
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