Meaning of “naturally” in the English Dictionary

"naturally" in British English

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uk /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl.i/ us /ˈnætʃ.ɚ.əl.i/

naturally adverb (LIFE)

C1 happening or existing as part of nature and not made or done by people:

A healthy body will be able to fight off the illness naturally without the use of medicine.

C2 having an ability or characteristic from birth:

He's naturally funny - he doesn't even have to try.
come naturally (to sb)

C1 If a particular skill comes naturally (to you), you are able to do it easily, with little effort or learning:

Dancing seemed to come naturally to her.

More examples

  • Does your hair curl naturally, or is it permed?
  • Most toxins are naturally excreted from the body.
  • Minerals occur naturally in the earth's crust.
  • She has a naturally pale complexion and dark hair.
  • He's naturally good at all sports.

(Definition of “naturally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"naturally" in American English

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us /ˈnætʃ·ər·ə·li/

naturally adverb (AS EXPECTED)

as you would expect; in a usual or easy way:

Exercising should come as naturally as brushing your teeth.
Naturally, we have to arrive early to get the best seats.
"You will be polite when you speak to her, won’t you?" "Naturally (= Yes, obviously)."

naturally adverb (NOT ARTIFICIAL)

happening or existing as part of nature and not made or caused by people:

naturally curly hair

naturally adverb (BORN WITH)

because of an ability or characteristic that you were born with:

a naturally talented artist

(Definition of “naturally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)