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adjective original pronunciation in British English /əˈrɪdʒ(ə)nəl/

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  1. 1
    [only before noun] existing at the beginning of a period or process, before any changes have been made

    Do you know who the car's original owner was?

    Our original plan was to go to Spain, but it was too expensive.

    The house still has its original wood panelling and doors.

  2. 2
    new, interesting, and different from anything else

    an original and thought-provoking drama

    a highly original design

    I have to buy a wedding present and I want to find something really original.

  3. 3
    [usually before noun] not copied from something else

    The original painting is in a museum in Vienna.

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