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prefix all- pronunciation in British English /ɔːl/
  1. 1
    only: used with many adjectives and nouns to show that something includes only the type of thing or person mentioned

    an all-female crew

    an all-star band

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  2. 2
    whole: used with many nouns to show that something includes the whole of something, or all the people or things of that type

    all-party talks

    all-night celebrations

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  3. 3
    including everything: used with some adjectives and participles to show that something includes everything, or to add emphasis

    all-encompassing peace talks

    an all-important decision

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