altogether

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ɔːl.tʊˈgɛð.ə(ɹ)/ or /ɔː.tʊuˈgɛð.ə(ɹ)/ SAMPA: /O:l.tU"gED.@(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /ɔl.tuˈgɛθ.ɚ/
  • (file)

Adverb[change]

Positive
altogether

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. You use altogether to emphasize that something was done or happened completely and in every way.
    He plans to cut back on smoking slowly and not stop altogether.
    The road got smaller and smaller until it disappeared altogether.
  2. You use altogether to emphasize that something is like a description in every way.
    I still dream, but my dreams are altogether different from my teenage dreams.
    It is not altogether clear what happened to them in the police car.
  3. You use altogether to show that a number or amount is the total.
    It includes nine new programs: five half-hour sitcoms, one half-hour drama, a half-hour fantasy adventure and two one-hour dramas. Altogether, 5 1/2 hours of new shows will be introduced.
  4. You use altogether to bring together a number of points that you have talked about.
    So each idea is different in some way, but altogether, they seem to point to the same thing.

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