Share this entry

also Syllabification: al·so
Pronunciation: /ˈôlsō/

Definition of also in English:


In addition; too: a brilliant linguist, he was also interested in botany dyslexia, also known as word-blindness [sentence adverb]: also, a car is very expensive to run
More example sentences
  • It has to be said that he was also the king of the double portion in the dinner hall.
  • There was also about a foot of snow outside, and the air was white as it went on falling.
  • It may come as a bit of a surprise to know that I also have a keen interest in language.


Old English alswā 'quite so, in that manner, similarly' (see all, so1).

Words that rhyme with also

Mato Grosso • torso

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly