Definition of naturally in English:


Syllabification: nat·u·ral·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈnaCHərəlē


  • 1In a natural manner, in particular.
  • 1.1In a normal manner; without distortion or exaggeration: act naturally
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    • Zen monks are unique people - fanciful and bizarre, spontaneous action comes naturally to them.
    • Today is International Left-Handed Day, which I shall celebrate by being left-handed all day (something that comes naturally to me).
    • The babies with all their new-found freedom and the challenges of buoyancy, will do what comes naturally to them, surprising and delighting not just themselves but their parents too.
    normally, in a natural manner/way, unaffectedly, spontaneously, genuinely, unpretentiously
    informal natural
  • 1.2As a natural result: one leads naturally into the other
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    • The theoretical results presented above lead naturally to several computational applications.
    • When young students come together, the result is naturally chaos and confusion.
    • The happy result of such a decision is that it leads you naturally to support the local economy and craftspeople, who are adept at working with native materials.
  • 1.3Without special help or intervention: naturally curly hair
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    • Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight?
    • My most memorable feature was my quantity of fine golden hair, naturally curly but not fuzzy.
    • I put on my clothes and leave my hair to dry naturally because it goes curlier that way.
  • 2 [sentence adverb] As may be expected; of course: naturally, I hoped for the best
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    • He was a cross between David Niven and Spike Milligan, and you never knew what to expect, so naturally we children were always delighted to see him.
    • When someone uses language that strong, you'd naturally expect him to have the facts to back up his words.
    • And naturally I don't expect agreement on that, so there's no point in arguing it.
    of course, as might be expected, needless to say; obviously, clearly, it goes without saying

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