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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɔːltəˈgɛðər/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɔltəˈgɛðɚ,ˈ ɔltəˌgɛðɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ôl′tə geᵺər, ôltə geᵺ′ər)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•to•geth•er /ˌɔltəˈgɛðɚ,ˈ ɔltəˌgɛðɚ/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. wholly;
    entirely;
    completely:an altogether fitting memorial.
  2. with all or everything included:The debt amounted altogether to twenty dollars.
  3. with everything considered:Altogether, it was worth the expense.
Idioms
  1. Idioms, Informal Termsin the altogether, Informal. nude;
    naked.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•to•geth•er  (ôl′tə geᵺər, ôltə geᵺ′ər),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. wholly;
    entirely;
    completely;
    quite:altogether fitting.
  2. with all or everything included:The debt amounted altogether to twenty dollars.
  3. with everything considered;
    on the whole:Altogether, I'm glad it's over.

n. 
  1. in the altogether, [Informal.]nude:When the phone rang she had just stepped out of the bathtub and was in the altogether.
  • variant of Middle English altogeder. See all, together 1125–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged utterly, totally, absolutely.
    The forms altogether and all together, though often indistinguishable in speech, are distinct in meaning. The adverb altogether means "wholly, entirely, completely'':an altogether confused scene.The phrase all together means "in a group'':The children were all together in the kitchen.This all can be omitted without seriously affecting the meaning:The children were together in the kitchen.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
altogether /ˌɔːltəˈɡɛðə; ˈɔːltəˌɡɛðə/ adv
  1. with everything included: altogether he owed me sixty pounds
  2. completely; utterly; totally: he was altogether mad
  3. on the whole: altogether it was a very good party
n
  1. in the altogetherinformal naked
'altogether' also found in these entries:
Collocations: is altogether different [from, than], an altogether [fitting, wonderful, enjoyable] (occasion), was not altogether [satisfied, happy, pleased], more...

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