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ˌɔl təˈgɛð ər, ˈɔl təˌgɛð əral·to·geth·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raw, altogether, birthday suit(adverb)

    informal terms for nakedness

    "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"

  2. wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole(adverb)

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"

  3. altogether, all told, in all(adverb)

    with everything included or counted

    "altogether he earns close to a million dollars"

  4. all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble(adverb)

    with everything considered (and neglecting details)

    "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"


  1. altogether(Adverb)

    Without exception; wholly; completely.

  2. altogether(Adverb)

    On the whole; with everything considered.

    Altogether, I'm sorry it happened.

  3. Origin: From altogeder, altogedere, equivalent to . Cognate with awthegither. Compare also eallgeador, allegearre. More at together.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altogether(adverb)

    all together; conjointly

  2. Altogether(adverb)

    without exception; wholly; completely

  3. Origin: [OE. altogedere; al all + togedere together. See Together.]


  1. Altogether

    Altogether is a greatest hits album released by pop group, The Nolans in 1982. Following a successful run in the UK Charts, lasting between 1979 and 1982, Altogether was the first hits compilation released by The Nolans. It featured their seven consecutive top 20 hits and followed four top 20 albums by the group. The album was released at the beginning of the group's decline in the UK, and the lead single, "Dragonfly" failed to chart. This song was a departure for the group, with it not being produced by either of their regular producers, Ben Findon or Nicky Graham, but by Tim Friese-Greene, who was responsible for the recent success of Tight Fit. The album itself also fared less well than expected when it peaked at No.52. It was also at this time that the group were back to being a five-piece, with the return of former member, Anne Nolan. This was the last Nolans album released by Epic Records, and their final single with them came the following year. The follow-up album, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, was released in 1984 on another label and restored the group to a slightly higher level as it reached No.39, but this proved to be The Nolans' last gasp in the UK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Altogether

    awl-too-geth′ėr, adv. all together: wholly: completely: without exception.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'altogether' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3263

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'altogether' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2027

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'altogether' in Adverbs Frequency: #234

How to pronounce altogether?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altogether in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altogether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of altogether in a Sentence

  1. Dennis LaFrance:

    But to make it go away altogether is kind of Scroogy.

  2. Kevin Cummings:

    For me personally, it hurts me, i just have problems with the MTA altogether.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

  4. Kirsten Stade:

    But the correct solution is not to do away with advisory committees altogether.

  5. Stanislaw Lem:

    Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.

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