• (British) IPA: /ɔːlˈɹaɪt/, /ɒˈɹaɪt/

alright (not comparable)

  1. (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.
  1. (informal) Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance; OK.
  2. (UK, informal) A generic greeting; hello; how are you.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:hello
Related terms
  • (greeting) alright me babber, alright me lover

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