naturally

adverb
nat·​u·​ral·​ly | \ ˈna-chər-ə-lē , ˈnach-rə-, ˈna-chər-\

Definition of naturally

1 : by nature : by natural character or ability naturally timid
2 : according to the usual course of things : as might be expected we naturally dislike being hurt
3a : without artificial aid hair that curls naturally
b : without affectation speak naturally
4 : with truth to nature : realistically

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Examples of naturally in a Sentence

He's naturally able to make people feel comfortable. Cats are said to be naturally curious.

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Everyone, everyone, was there—Duchamp, naturally, and Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg and Dennis Hopper and, oh, just everyone. Lili Anolik, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Eve Babitz Is Becoming an Unlikely Icon for Millennial Women," 24 Jan. 2019 The buildings are typically scattered around what were once French strongholds—naturally, the majority of such homes in America are found in Louisiana. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "A Look At French Colonial Architecture, The Star Style Of New Orleans," 21 Dec. 2018 Don't stress: There will still be craft cocktails, naturally, and at Hotel Peter and Paul, the Elysian Bar is brought to you by local wine bar Bacchanal, which hosts the best backyard party in the Bywater. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Despite the villa’s size, rooms flow into each other naturally, as if there’s an invisible path connecting all 6,450 square feet. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Glass lake house appears to float on water," 12 Dec. 2018 The most comfortable Fitbit devices to sleep with are (naturally) the thinnest and lightest ones. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Peppering a fitness tracker with smartwatch powers," 12 Oct. 2018 When someone shared a draft of the suit Gustin will wear in the new season, fans were quick to comment that not only did the suit look bad, but the naturally thin actor didn’t have the physique to properly play the comic book hero. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'The Flash' star Grant Gustin fires back at body shamers after Season 5 super suit leaks online," 9 Aug. 2018 The pocketed and micro coils throughout provide extra support and breathability, while 100 percent organic cotton makes the quilted mattress top plush, and pure wool naturally keeps sleepers warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Parachute Just Released A Brand New Eco-Friendly Mattress," 18 Jan. 2019 Those molecules also like to pair up with their respective complements: A with T, and C with G. Any sequence of bases will naturally self-assemble with a complementary sequence—ATTAGCA, for instance, will pair with TAATCGT. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Caltech scientists use DNA tiles to play tic-tac-toe at the nanoscale," 29 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of naturally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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naturally

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of naturally

used to describe something that happens or exists by itself without being controlled or changed by someone
used to say that something is expected or normal
: because of a quality or skill that a person or animal is born with

naturally

adverb
nat·​u·​ral·​ly | \ ˈna-chər-ə-lē , ˈnach-rə-lē\

Kids Definition of naturally

1 : without anything added or changed : by natural character Fruit is naturally sweet.
2 : in the normal or expected way Naturally, you're tired from running.
3 : because of a quality present at birth Cats are naturally curious.
4 : in a way that is relaxed and normal Just speak naturally.

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