au naturel

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adjective au na·tu·rel \ˌō-ˌna-tə-ˈrel, -ˌna-chə-\

Definition of au naturel

  1. 1 :  cooked or served plainly

  2. 2 a :  being in natural style or condition b :  nude

Examples of au naturel in a sentence

  1. She wears makeup for special occasions, but otherwise prefers an au naturel look.

  2. <for vacationers who prefer to be au naturel, the tropical resort features a secluded, private beach>

Origin and Etymology of au naturel

French


First Known Use: 1812


AU NATUREL Defined for English Language Learners

au naturel

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adjective au na·tu·rel \ˌō-ˌna-tə-ˈrel, -ˌna-chə-\

Definition of au naturel for English Language Learners

  • : in a natural state : without anything added


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