- (British) IPA: /ɔːlˈɹaɪt/, /ɒˈɹaɪt/
alright (not comparable)
- (often proscribed) Alternative form of all right; satisfactory; okay; in acceptable order.
- Synonyms: acceptable, adequate, fine, Thesaurus:satisfactory
- 1662 : Cantus, songs and fancies, to three, four, or five parts, both apt for voices and viols : with a brief introduction to musick, as is taught by Thomas Davidson, in the Musick-School of Aberdene by Thomas Davidson, iii. sig. B/1
- Where ever I go, both to and fro
- You have my heart alright.
- 1922 : Ulysses by James Joyce, chapter 18
- …if I went by his advices every blessed hat I put on does that suit me yes take that thats alright the one like a wedding cake standing up miles off my head…
- 1932 : "Goodbye, Christ" by Langston Hughes
- You did alright in your day, I reckon—
- But that day's gone now.
- 1939 : Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, chapter 1.40
- Bladyughfoulmoecklenburgwhurawhorascortastrumpapornanennykocksapastippatappatupperstrippuckputtanach, eh? You have it alright.
- 2000 : House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, page 105
- "You're alright Johnny," she said in a way that actually made him feel alright. At least for a little while.
- (informal) Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance; OK.
- (UK, informal) A generic greeting; hello; how are you.
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:hello
- (greeting) alright me babber, alright me lover