Definition of “authentic” - English Dictionary

“authentic” in English

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uk /ɔːˈθen.tɪk/ us /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪk/

C1 If something is authentic, it is real, true, or what people say it is:

an authentic 1920s dress
authentic Italian food
He was there and saw what happened, so his is the only authentic account.

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adverb uk /ɔːˈθen.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

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

“authentic” in American English

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us /ɔˈθen·tɪk/

being what it is claimed to be; genuine:

an authentic Goya drawing
How can we be sure the signature is authentic?
Sylvia’s serves authentic soul food.
noun [ U ] us /ˌɔˌθenˈtɪs·ɪ·t̬i, -θən-/

Officials questioned the authenticity of his claim.

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