au naturel

au na·​tu·​rel | \ ˌō-ˌna-tə-ˈrel How to pronounce au naturel (audio) , -ˌna-chə-\

Definition of au naturel

1 : cooked or served plainly
2a : being in natural style or condition
b : nude

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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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Officials at Emerald Lake Resort, Montgomery County’s lone nudist resort, are gearing up for the annual celebration of au naturel fun as National Nude Recreation Week — celebrated this year from July 7 to July 14 — begins Sunday. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Local nudist resort sees influx of new members, faces development challenges," 5 July 2019 Then, Sarah Hyland shared an au naturel selfie of her own in response. Samantha Lauriello,, "Sarah Hyland’s Natural Hair Is on Full Display in This No-Makeup Selfie," 5 June 2019 Of course, fans couldn't get enough of Jenner's au naturel reveal. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kris Jenner Shared a Rare No-Makeup Selfie, and Fans Are Loving Her Barefaced Look," 21 Mar. 2019 Here, 4 essentials for getting the au naturel nails of your dreams. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Engagement Ring—And a Bridal Manicure Trend in the Making," 22 Feb. 2019 And from full-on battle mode to hacking behind a computer screen au naturel, Foy’s chameleonic beauty is proving to be as nuanced as her portrayal of the Nordic noir character. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Girl in the Spider’s Web," 10 Oct. 2018 The 39-year-old actress and activist celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, posting a stunning photo and video of herself -- both au naturel -- on Instagram. Fox News, "Rosario Dawson posts nude selfie video for 39th birthday," 11 May 2018 The photo shows her seemingly au naturel on a chaise lounge, breastfeeding Miles, who's covered with a baby blanket. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Issued Her Best Clapback Yet After Sharing This Breastfeeding Pic," 7 July 2018 Many took to Twitter to share their support of the Kylie Cosmetics mogul's decision to go au naturel. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Removed Her Lip Filler," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of au naturel

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of au naturel

: in a natural state : without anything added

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