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interjection     all right pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    used for agreeing with a suggestion or agreeing to do something

    “Should we ask Kate to come too?” “All right.”

    “Will you call me when you get there?” “Yes, all right.”

    1. a.
      used for agreeing to do something or agreeing to let someone else do something, although you do not really want to

      “Can’t we stay a little longer?” “Oh, all right, but just five minutes.”

  2. 2
    used for checking that someone understands or agrees

    This is where you plug the keyboard in, all right?

  3. 3
    used for showing that you have heard or understood what someone has said

    “We need to leave in ten minutes.” “All right, I’ll be ready.”

    1. a.
      used for showing that you have heard or understood what someone has said and you are annoyed with them for repeating it

      “Will you please clean up your bedroom?” “All right! I’m going to!”

  4. 4
    used for getting someone’s attention when you want to start talking about or doing something new

    All right, class, open your books to page 23.

    All right, let’s go.

    1. a.
      used for getting someone’s attention when you want to ask what they are doing or what is happening, especially when you are annoyed

      All right children, what’s going on here?

  5. 5
    used when you are going to admit something

    I waited for hours. All right, I’m exaggerating, but it seemed like hours.

  6. 6
    British used for saying hello to someone
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