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adverb altogether pronunciation in British English /ˌɔːltəˈɡeðə(r)/
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  1. 1
    1. a.
      used for emphasizing that something has stopped or ended completely

      Many motorists have stopped using their cars altogether.

      These rare animals may soon disappear altogether.

    2. b.
      used for emphasizing that something is completely ignored or forgotten

      I never mentioned our quarrel and Henry seemed to have forgotten it altogether.

      The problem is too serious to be ignored altogether.

    3. c.
      used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true in every way

      She looked altogether charming in her white dress.

      This is a new idea altogether.

  2. 2
    used for showing that a total number or amount includes everyone or everything

    Altogether, about 50 NATO aircraft took part in the attack.

    How many guests will there be altogether?

  3. 3
    used for introducing a summary of what you have just said

    The weather was great and the people were friendly – altogether a perfect trip.



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