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The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
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Meaning of "manners" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MANNERS

manners  [ˈmænəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MANNERS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Manners is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MANNERS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

manners

Etiquette

Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word étiquette, literally signifying a tag or label, was used in a modern sense in English around 1750. From the 1500s through the early 1900s, children learned etiquette at school. Etiquette has changed and evolved over the years.

Definition of manners in the English dictionary

The definition of manners in the dictionary is social conduct. Other definition of manners is a socially acceptable way of behaving.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MANNERS


bananas
bəˈnɑːnəz
confectioner´s
kənˈfɛkʃənəz
Connors
ˈkɒnəz
dry-cleaner´s
ˌdraɪˈkliːnəz
frighteners
ˈfraɪtnəz
Guianas
ɡɪˈɑːnəz
honeymooners
ˈhʌnɪˌmuːnəz
honors
ˈɒnəz
honours
ˈɒnəz
lacunae
ləˈkjuːnəz
mismanners
ˌmɪsˈmænəz
partners
ˈpɑːtnəz
stationer´s
ˈsteɪʃənəz
trainers
ˈtreɪnəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MANNERS

manned
manned space flight
mannequin
manner
mannered
Mannerheim
mannerism
mannerist
manneristic
manneristical
manneristically
mannerless
mannerlessness
mannerliness
mannerly
Mannheim
Mannheim School
manniferous
mannikin

WORDS THAT END LIKE MANNERS

board of examiners
Charity Commissioners
Church Commissioners
comedy of manners
company manners
cross trainers
cut corners
Ecclesiastical Commissioners
have one´s meat and one´s manners
party manners
table manners
take a person to the cleaners
take no prisoners

Synonyms and antonyms of manners in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MANNERS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «manners» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of manners

Translation of «manners» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MANNERS

Find out the translation of manners to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of manners from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «manners» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

风度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

modales
570 millions of speakers

English

manners
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिष्टाचार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُلُوك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

манеры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bons modos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিনয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

manières
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Adab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Manieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行儀
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관습
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tata krama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cách cư xử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடத்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिष्टाचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

görgü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maniere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

maniery
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

манери
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

maniere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρόποι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

maniere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hyfs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

manerer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of manners

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MANNERS»

The term «manners» is very widely used and occupies the 18.526 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MANNERS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about manners

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10 QUOTES WITH «MANNERS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word manners.
1
Louisa May Alcott
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
2
Jason Alexander
The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
3
Richard V. Allen
We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
4
Fred Astaire
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
5
Benjamin Banneker
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
6
Stephen Bayley
Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
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Usain Bolt
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you're growing up, you're walking down the street, you've got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can't pass one person.
8
Danny Boyle
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.
9
Louis D. Brandeis
What is Americanization? It manifests itself, in a superficial way, when the immigrant adopts the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here. Far more important is the manifestation presented when he substitutes for his mother tongue the English language as the common medium of speech.
10
Graydon Carter
I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners - that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MANNERS»

Discover the use of manners in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to manners and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners
An ultimate guide to real-world manners by a respected etiquette coach incorporates guidelines that address the unique needs of today's world, including privacy, personal interaction with diverse cultures and using electronic devices during ...
Jodi R. R. Smith, 2011
2
Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior ...
This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.
Judith Martin, 2011
3
Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners)
It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.
Pamela Espeland, Elizabeth Verdick, 2007
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Manners
"Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics.
Aliki, 1997
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Manners
Presents a guide to modern etiquette and social conundrums, covering such areas as table manners, thank-you notes, office gossip, and introductions for a range of environments.
Kate Spade, Ruth A. Peltason, Julia E. Leach, 2004
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Manners Time
There’s even a nice way to say no. This book gives toddlers a head start on manners, setting the stage for social skills that will last a lifetime. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
Elizabeth Verdick, 2009
7
How Rude!: The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper ...
In How Rude!, author Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he guides readers through the mysterious world of manners from A ("Applause") to Z ("Zits").
Alex J. Packer, 1997
8
Clifford's Manners
Clifford, the big red dog, displays his good manners by saying "please" and "thank you," waiting his turn, sharing, and being a good sport in games.
Norman Bridwell, 2010
9
Manners
Manners has been suspended from duty for the murder of a local hood. He breaks down and starts wandering the streets in uniform. Tapping local calls, he hears a murder being plotted, what he doesn't realise is that it is his own.
Robert Newman, 1998
10
Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People
In Modern Manners cultural guru P. J. O'Rourke provides the essential accessory for the truly contemporary man or woman-a rulebook for living in a world without rules.
P. J. O'Rourke, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MANNERS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term manners is used in the context of the following news items.
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Miss Manners, July 21: Fourth-date etiquette breach may lead to …
DEAR MISS MANNERS: A guy I just started dating took me out to dinner for my birthday on our fourth date. He raised his glass and made a ... «Daily Herald, Jul 15»
2
Miss Manners: Generosity deserves more than offhanded thanks …
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My wife and I have the good fortune to be co-owners of a house near the beach. When we can't use it, we often offer it ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
3
We're minding manners as well as minds - The … - Lufkin Daily News
What would Emily Post's reaction be if she were to observe the manners exhibited by society in the 21st century? She certainly would need to ... «Lufkin Daily News, Jul 15»
4
WashPost's Gay Mr. Manners Advises a Gay Revolution Inside the …
WashPost's Gay Mr. Manners Advises a Gay Revolution Inside the Catholic Church. By Tim Graham | July 21, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT. Share it Tweet it. 0. shares. «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
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New camp to teach boys and girls the art of manners - Stephenville …
The CTFAC has played host to several camps like this one this summer. Its latest camp will teach children the art of good manners. «Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Jul 15»
6
'Murder is Bad Manners' - Daily Herald
“Murder Is Bad Manners,” by Robin Stevens, ages 10 and older. What it's about: In 1930s Hong Kong, a Chinese Anglophile sends his ... «Daily Herald, Jul 15»
7
Minding our manners during cellphone etiquette month - Carroll …
Cellphones are an integral part of our daily lives. From texting to surfing the Web, these high-tech devices offer people the benefits of ... «Carroll County Times, Jul 15»
8
Taking down the Confederate battle flag is just good manners - The …
Last week, Gene Demby, the lead writer for NPR's reliably terrific Code Switch blog, wrote a smart post urging readers to take at face value the ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Ubu Roi: an unforgiving satire on manners old and modern
“School-boy humour” tends to get a bad press. But where would theatre be without it? As a golden opportunity arises to watch Cheek by Jowl's ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Manners by example a great way to teach kids, Benitz says …
Use positive affirmation when your child says please and thank you. Consider throwing mock parties once a month to reinforce good manners. «Kearney Hub, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Manners [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/manners>. Jul 2019 ».
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