[ awl-rahyt ]
/ ɔlˈraɪt /


all right.
Can be confusedall 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for alright


frequent spelling of all right, attested from 1893.

There are no such forms as all-right, or allright, or alright, though even the last, if seldom allowed by the compositors to appear in print, is often seen ... in MS. [Fowler]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper