[ suhm-hwuht, -hwot, -hwuh t, -wuht, -wot, -wuh t ]
/ ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wət /


in some measure or degree; to some extent: not angry, just somewhat disturbed.


some part, portion, amount, etc.

Origin of somewhat

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at some, what Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for somewhat

/ (ˈsʌmˌwɒt) /


(not used with a negative) rather; a bitshe found it somewhat less easy than he
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