naturally

[ nach-er-uh-lee, -uhl-lee, nach-ruh-lee, -ruhl-lee ]
/ ˈnætʃ ər ə li, -əl li, ˈnætʃ rə li, -rəl li /

adverb

in a natural or normal manner.
by nature; innately or inherently.
of course; as would be expected; needless to say.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of naturally

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at natural, -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for naturally

British Dictionary definitions for naturally

naturally
/ (ˈnætʃrəlɪ, -tʃərə-) /

adverb

in a natural or normal way
through nature; inherently; instinctively

adverb, sentence substitute

of course; surely
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012