au revoir

noun
au re·​voir | \ ˌȯr-ə-ˈvwär How to pronounce au revoir (audio) , ˌō-rə- \
plural au revoirs

Definition of au revoir

: an expression of good wishes when someone leaves : goodbye often used interjectionally

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Examples of au revoir in a Sentence

the noise of the street was so loud that the quieter au revoirs of her friends went unheard
Recent Examples on the Web In 2010, James Murphy had ostensibly decided to go home, and This Is Happening was intended to be LCD Soundsystem's big au revoir. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 40 Greatest Dance Albums of the Decade: Staff List," 26 Nov. 2019 Say au revoir to the itty-bitty bag: 2020 will be the year of the schlep, the heavy lug, the big ole carryall. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Largest Tote Ever Was Spotted in New York," 3 Dec. 2019 The couple brought their whirlwind trip to a close yesterday, but not without one final fashion au revoir at the airport. Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Upgrade the Look of Twinning Airport Style," 20 May 2019 Meals Included:Breakfast Optional Activities:Bayeux Cathedral, Bayeux Tapestry Admission Accommodations:Churchill Hotel Day 6: Loire Valley/Blois Say au revoir to Normandy and enter the lush green Loire Valley. National Geographic, "France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond," 17 June 2019 This formal parting is perfectly timed because the following day — Thursday, November 8 — lucky Jupiter finally says au revoir to Scorpio. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018 Yet, even as the sun began to rise, the festivities were far from over, as guests gathered the next day at the historic 3-acre Barton Springs pool before bidding au revoir. Andrew Bevan, Vogue, "Erin Wasson and Barth Tassy Combined Their Texas and French Riviera Roots With a “Ranch Tropez” Wedding in Austin," 14 Aug. 2018 On Sunday, August 23, the sun says au revoir to your sign and heads into Virgo, your planetary neighbor. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 Beginning May 24, Hoosiers can say au revoir to multiple connections and hop on a nonstop flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport for all the croissants, museums and wine their heart's desire. Leslie Bailey, Indianapolis Star, "Don't have $1,500 for new nonstop flight to Paris? 15 ways to enjoy Parisian pleasures in Indy," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of au revoir

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au revoir

French, literally, till seeing again

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“Au revoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20revoir. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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