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sayonara

Definition:

an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

sayonaras

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

adieu [French] | adios [Spanish] | arrivederci [Italian] | au revoir [French] | auf Wiedersehen [German] | auf wiedersehen [German] | bye | bye-bye | cheerio [Britain] | farewell | good-by | good-bye | good day | goodby | goodbye | so long | word of farewell | g'day [informal] | hooroo [Australia, informal, New Zealand] | ta-ta [Britain, informal] | toodle-oo [Britain, informal, outdated]

Etymology:

"farewell, good-bye" 1875, from Japanese, literally "if it's to be that way",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

auf Wiedersehen [German]

goodbye, until we see each other again (7 of 247 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/auf-wiedersehen

Wikipedia:

Auf Wiedersehen [disambiguation]

German for goodbye, and may refer to: Auf Wiedersehen (album), a 1989 album by Equinox | Auf Wiedersehen (film), a 1961 comedy film | "Auf Wiedersehen (song)", a song by Cheap Trick from Heaven Tonight, later covered by Anthrax | Auf Wiedersehen, Pet,... (40 of 126 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Auf Wiedersehen

Merriam-Webster:

auf Wiedersehen

[used to express farewell] (4 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/auf wiedersehen

American Heritage Dictionary:

auf Wiedersehen

Used to express farewell. (4 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auf-wiedersehen

New World Dictionary:

auf Wiedersehen

until we see each other again; goodbye: implies temporary parting (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auf-wiedersehen

Random House Dictionary:

auf Wiedersehen [German]

until we meet again; good-bye for the present. (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/auf-wiedersehen

Wiktionary:

au revoir | addio [synonym] | adeus [synonym] | adieu [synonym] | adios [synonym] | aloha [synonym] | arrivederci [synonym] | auf Wiedersehen [synonym] | bye [synonym] | ...

Goodbye till we meet again. (5 of 59 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/au revoir

Oxford Dictionary:

au revoir

goodbye until we meet again (5 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/au-revoir

Macmillan British Dictionary:

au revoir

the French word for "goodbye" (5 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/au-revoir

Cambridge Dictionary:

good day [dated]

used as a greeting or when saying goodbye during the day (11 of 19 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/good-day

Columbia Encyclopedia:

acknowledgment

in law, formal declaration or admission by a person who executed an instrument (e.g., a will or a deed) that the instrument is his. The acknowledgment ... (26 of 59 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0802340​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

au revoir

goodbye till we see each other again (7 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587735​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sayonara

Origin: "farewell, good-bye" 1875, from Japanese, literally "if it's to be that way", from sayo "that way", + nara "if".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sayonara

American Heritage Dictionary:

sayonara

Origin: Japanese sayōnara: sayō, thus (sa, that + , appearance from Middle Chinese jiang) + nara, if it be, indeed.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sayonara

New World Dictionary:

sayonara

Origin: Japanese, literally, if it's to be that way from sayō, that way + nara, if

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sayonara

Wiktionary:

sayonara [informal]

Origin: Japanese さようなら (sayōnara, "goodbye")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sayonara

Merriam-Webster:

sayonara

First use: 1887

Origin: Japanese sayōnara

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sayonara

Oxford Dictionary:

sayonara [informal, United States]

Origin: Japanese

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sayonara

Encarta Dictionary:

sayonara [United States, informal]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Japanese, "if it be so"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702048​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Sayonara (disambiguation)

Audio: Japanese pronunciation of "sayonara"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sayonara (disambiguation)

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sayonara

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sayonara"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sayonara

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sayonara

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sayonara"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sayonara

the Free Dictionary:

sayonara

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sayonara"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sayonara"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sayonara" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sayonara

Google Dictionary:

sayonara

Audio: English pronunciation of "sayonara"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sayonara

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sayonara"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=fwsayo​01 word=sayonara

YourDictionary Audio:

sayonara

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sayonara" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sayonara

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