au revoir

noun
au re·​voir | \ˌȯr-ə-ˈvwär, French ōr(-ə)-vwär \

Definition of au revoir 

: goodbye often used interjectionally

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Synonyms & Antonyms for au revoir

Synonyms

adieu, ave, bon voyage, congé (also congee), farewell, Godspeed, good-bye (or good-by)

Antonyms

hello

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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

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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 Because what better way to say au revoir to a whirlwind fashion month than with a friend? Vogue, "The Best Street Style Beauty From Paris Fashion Week," 7 Mar. 2018 French fashion house Céline will soon say au revoir to its creative director, Phoebe Philo, but not before one last grand fete. Vogue, "Philophiles Rejoice at Nordstrom’s Céline Pop-Up Boutique," 16 Feb. 2018 On November 8, however, Jupiter says au revoir to Scorpio and prances into the Sagittarius constellation. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 19 Dec. 2017 But every vehicle counts—and by saying au revoir to fossil fuels, France might just show the rest of the world it’s possible. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "France May Say ‘Au Revoir’ to Fossil-Fueled Vehicles," 7 July 2017

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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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auric

auric acid

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