au revoir

au re·​voir | \ ˌȯr-ə-ˈvwär How to pronounce au revoir (audio) , French ōr(-ə)-vwär How to pronounce au revoir (audio) \
plural au revoirs

Definition of au revoir

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for au revoir


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



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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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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 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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