naturally

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

Definition of naturally

  1. 1 :  by nature :  by natural character or ability naturally timid

  2. 2 :  according to the usual course of things :  as might be expected we naturally dislike being hurt

  3. 3a :  without artificial aid hair that curls naturallyb :  without affectation speak naturally

  4. 4 :  with truth to nature :  realistically

Examples of naturally in a Sentence

  1. He's naturally able to make people feel comfortable.

  2. Cats are said to be naturally curious.

First Known Use of naturally

14th century



NATURALLY Defined for English Language Learners

naturally

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Definition of naturally for English Language Learners

  • —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 Defined for Kids

naturally

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

Definition of naturally for Students

  1. 1 :  without anything added or changed :  by natural character Fruit is naturally sweet.

  2. 2 :  in the normal or expected way Naturally, you're tired from running.

  3. 3 :  because of a quality present at birth Cats are naturally curious.

  4. 4 :  in a way that is relaxed and normal Just speak naturally.



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