au naturel


au na·​tu·​rel ˌō-ˌna-tə-ˈrel How to pronounce au naturel (audio)
: cooked or served plainly
: being in natural style or condition
: nude

Examples of au naturel in a Sentence

She wears makeup for special occasions, but otherwise prefers an au naturel look. for vacationers who prefer to be au naturel, the tropical resort features a secluded, private beach
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Word History



First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of au naturel was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Au naturel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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