au revoir

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French with relatively formal but otherwise identical meaning, possibly due to the cumbersome nature of formal English equivalents.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌəʊ.ɹə.ˈvwɑː/ or IPA(key): /ɔːɹ.ˈvwɑː/, or pronounced as in French, IPA(key): /o.ʁə.ˈvwaʁ/ or IPA(key): /ɔʁ.ˈvwaʁ/.
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌoʊ.ɹə.ˈvwɑɹ/

InterjectionEdit

au revoir

  1. Goodbye till we meet again.
    • 2001 November 23, Jack Hassell, “Au Revoir!”, Object Management Group, mail archive, www.omg.org [1]
      After about 40++ TC meetings and over seven years, it's time to say "au revoir" - at least for now.

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QuotationsEdit

  • 2000 January 22, Philipp Goedicke, Carl Kasell (announcer), “Listener Limerick Challenge”, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio
    Though about it the South used to brag / I’m afraid it’s become such a drag / We should say au revoir / To the old stars and bars

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

au +‎ revoir, literally "until the reseeing".

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

au revoir

  1. goodbye

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