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adverb, conjunction British English pronunciation: though /ðəʊ/
  1. 1
    used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising

    Though we are only a small country, we have a long and glorious history.

    The journey, though difficult, involved no real danger.

    even though:

    He went on fighting even though he was wounded.

    1. a.
      used after an adjective

      Poor though her family was, they would never ask for help.

      Odd though it may seem, I never found out his name.

  2. 2
    used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true or less likely

    I really enjoyed your lecture, though there were some parts I didn't quite understand.

    I departed willingly, though sadly.

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