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close-knit Syllabification: close-knit
Pronunciation: /ˌklōsˈnit/
(also closely knit)

Definition of close-knit in English:


(Of a group of people) united or bound together by strong relationships and common interests: a close-knit community
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  • Meals together are crucial to the building of a close-knit and joyful community.
  • You no longer have close-knit mining or ship-building communities.
  • It was little wonder the advert quickened pulses among members of Edinburgh's close-knit financial community.

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