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[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
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adverb, sentence substitute, adjective
a variant spelling of all right
Usage note
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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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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