Definition of sayonara in English:

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sayonara

Pronunciation: /ˌsīəˈnärə/

exclamation

informal, chiefly US
Goodbye.
Example sentences
  • They fulfilled their obligations to the record company and said sayonara.
  • Still, you can't help wondering - are you two saying sayonara two weeks from now, or could he really be your long-term lucky guy?
  • Happily, you can also say sayonara to your teeny bikini in favor of a more form-forgiving baggy sweater as you eat your way toward winter.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: sa·yo·na·ra

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