- neither sharp nor flat.
- changed in pitch by the sign ♮.
- being a card other than a wild card or joker.
- (of a set or sequence of cards) containing no wild cards.
- a white key on a piano, organ, or the like.
- the sign ♮, placed before a note, canceling the effect of a previous sharp or flat.
- a note affected by a ♮, or a tone thus represented.
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The frequency of high fire weather days in the Amazon increased above natural variability starting in 1997, according to a 2018 study published in Geophysical Research Letters.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common|Lili Pike|September 17, 2020|Vox
These cork boards are made from 100 percent natural cork and come in a 10-pack of hexagon-shaped boards.Cork boards for organizing your home or office|PopSci Commerce Team|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
That famously includes removing the US from the landmark Paris climate accords and replacing Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from coal and natural-gas plants.Trump’s rollbacks could add half an EU’s worth of climate pollution by 2035|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Our job — and it’s the key job — is to change the zeitgeist, people’s sense of what’s normal and natural and obvious.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
When you immerse yourself in the natural world, you wander a little through the landscape of your soul.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
In 2007 he said he had discovered a cure for AIDS using natural herbs.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Total oil production figures include crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other liquid energy products.
On top of oil, the United States produces significantly more natural gas than Saudi Arabia.
More to the point, Huckabee has a natural appeal to a party that has come to represent the bulk of working class white voters.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?|Lloyd Green|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He declared that Western women are sexually promiscuous in a manner not even found in the natural world.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is full of poetic feeling, and the flesh tints are unusually natural.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The place was well defended by earthworks and natural parapets, and for several hours the issue of the contest was doubtful.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In the old world, poverty seemed, and poverty was, the natural and inevitable lot of the greater portion of mankind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Whatever the species, it is well to imitate the natural conditions as much as possible in the way of soil.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Piedmont alone vies with her, and is improving far more rapidly, but Lombardy has great natural capacities peculiarly her own.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for natural
- not sharp or flat
- (postpositive) denoting a note that is neither sharp nor flatB natural
- (of a key or scale) containing no sharps or flatsCompare flat 1 (def. 23), sharp (def. 12)
- (of a card) not a joker or wild card
- (of a canasta or sequence) containing no wild cards
- (of a bid in bridge) describing genuine values; not conventional
- Also called (US): cancel an accidental cancelling a previous sharp or flatUsual symbol: ♮
- a note affected by this accidentalCompare flat 1 (def. 35), sharp (def. 19)
Derived forms of naturalnaturalness, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with natural
see under big as life.