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feel

2 noun
     
feel2 S3
1 [singular] a quality that something has that makes you feel or think a particular way about it:
Despite their age, the photographs have a modern feel.
feel about
The restaurant has a nice relaxed feel about it.
2 [singular] the way that something feels when you touch it
feel of
I like the feel of this cloth.
a soft feathery feel
3

have/get/give a feel for something

informal to have or develop an understanding of something and skill in doing it:
exercises that give a child a feel for numbers
4 [uncountable] when you use your hands, body etc to feel something [= touch]
by feel
She found the light switch by feel.

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