au naturel
adjective Etymology: French Date: 1817 1. cooked or served plainly 2. a. being in natural style or condition b. nude

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  • Au naturel — ● Au naturel dans la réalité par opposition à en photo, au cinéma ; se dit d aliments, en particulier de conserves, préparés sans sauce, sans apprêt spécial : Thon au naturel ; se dit d un décor figuratif exécuté de façon naturaliste, non… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • au naturel — au na|tu|rel 〈[o natyrɛ̣l] bei Speisen u. Getränken〉 ohne künstl. Zusatz [frz., „im natürlichen (Zustand)“] * * * au na|tu|rel [onaty rɛl ; frz. = nach der Natur, ↑ Naturell] (Kochkunst): (von Speisen u. Getränken) ohne künstlichen Zusatz. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • au naturel — au na|tu|rel [ ou ,nætʃə rel ] adverb 1. ) served without being cooked or with nothing added 2. ) HUMOROUS wearing no clothes: sunbathing au naturel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • au naturel — фр. (о натюрэль) в естественном виде, как создала природа; голый. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Au naturel — Au naturel, s. Naturell …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • au naturel — 1817, French, lit. in the natural state; originally meaning uncooked, but used euphemistically for undressed …   Etymology dictionary

  • au naturel — [ō nach΄ə rel′, ōnat΄yərel; ] Fr [ ō nȧ tü rel′] [Fr] 1. in the natural state 2. naked 3. cooked or served simply …   English World dictionary

  • au naturel — formal 1. without clothes or without make up (= substances that women put on their faces to improve their appearance). I thought I d leave off the lipstick for a couple of days and go au naturel. 2. without having been cooked, or cooked in a very …   New idioms dictionary

  • au naturel — adverb a) In the nude: in the naked state. Bella loved posing for the artist au naturel. b) Naturally. See Also: natural, naturism …   Wiktionary

  • au naturel — UK [ˌəʊ ˌnætjəˈrel] / US [ˌoʊ ˌnætʃəˈrel] adverb 1) served without being cooked or with nothing added 2) humorous wearing no clothes sunbathing au naturel …   English dictionary

  • au naturel — au na|tu|rel 〈[o natyrɛ̣l]〉 ohne künstl. Zusatz, natürlich (bei Speisen u. Getränken) [Etym.: frz., »im natürlichen (Zustand)«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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