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alright

[ awl-rahyt ]
/ ɔlˈraɪt /
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adverb

all right.

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Origin of alright

First recorded in1660–70

usage note for alright

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.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH alright

all right, alright (see usage note at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for alright

alright
/ (ɔːlˈraɪt) /

adverb, sentence substitute, adjective

a variant spelling of all right

usage for alright

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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