Definition of altogether in English:

altogether

Line breaks: al|together
Pronunciation: /ɔːltəˈgɛðə
 
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adverb

Phrases

in the altogether

informal Without any clothes on; naked: she’s agreed to pose in the altogether
More example sentences
  • And they genuinely believe that they created a fashion for male celebrities appearing in the altogether.
  • I have no doubt he dreamt up some of the city's freeways he subsequently built while sunning himself in the altogether.
  • He struts around confidently in the altogether.

Origin

Old English (see all, together).

Usage

Note that altogether and all together do not mean the same thing. Altogether means ‘in total’, as in there are six bedrooms altogether , whereas all together means ‘all in one place’ or ‘all at once’, as in it was good to have a group of friends all together ; they came in all together .

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