[ awl-rahyt ]
/ ɔlˈraɪt /


all right.

Can be confused

all right alright (see usage note at the current entry)

Usage note

The form alright as a one-word spelling of the phrase all right in all of its senses probably arose by analogy with such words as already and altogether. Although alright is a common spelling in written dialogue and in other types of informal writing, all right is used in more formal, edited writing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alright


/ (ɔːlˈraɪt) /

adverb, sentence substitute, adjective

a variant spelling of all right


The form alright, though very common, is still considered by many people to be wrong or less acceptable than all right
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