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aright

Syllabification: a·right
Pronunciation: /əˈrīt
 
/

Definition of aright in English:

adverb

dialect
Correctly; properly: I wondered if I’d heard aright
More example sentences
  • The report was a window into our boy, in an environment where we are not readily to hand to lean on or put things aright or correct him.
  • To hear it aright you must stand in the darkness of such a by-street as this, and for the moment be at one with those who dwell around.
  • If I understand it aright, objective calculation and measurement take their cue from - and ultimately serve - circumspective involvement in the world.

Origin

Old English on riht, ariht (see a-2 'in', right).

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Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
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