original

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original is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
original

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈɹɪʤənl/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
original

Comparative
more original

Superlative
most original

  1. (usually before the noun) The original person or thing, happened or existed before others of its kind.
    The book has been translated from the original Russian version.
    The police were able to return to the goods to the original owners.
  2. If something is original, it is new and creative.
    Mendelssohn's C minor Trio is a highly original work.
  3. If you are original, you are creative and different from other people.
    He's one of Canada's most original thinkers.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
original

Plural
originals

  1. (countable) An original is a piece of writing or a work of art that is not a copy.
    I'll give you a copy and we'll keep the original here.

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