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adjective authentic pronunciation in British English /ɔːˈθentɪk/
  1. 1
    real, not false or copied

    The letter is certainly authentic.

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  2. 2
    accurate or based in fact

    an authentic insight into working-class boyhood

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  3. 3
    traditional or original, or very similar to this

    authentic Italian food

    They're replacing the windows with more authentic ones.

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authentically

 authentic pronunciation in British English /ɔːˈθentɪkli/  adverb
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