alright

[awl-rahyt]
adverb
all right.
all right, alright (see usage note at the current entry).


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.
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alright (ɔːlˈraɪt)
 
adv, —sentence substitute, —adj
a variant spelling of all right
 
usage  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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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]
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Example sentences
The chemist said it would be alright, but I've never been the same.
Well this stuff succeeded in establishing itself alright - now it is everywhere.
Music play, mostly at 10 cents, does alright during the day.
That's not one of my favorite shows, but it's alright.
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