Definition of although in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈðəʊ/


1In spite of the fact that; even though: although the sun was shining it wasn’t that warm although small, the room has a spacious feel
More example sentences
  • He likes the fact that although the club has a cosmopolitan feel it still clings to old values.
  • We can agree the deletion of the second paragraph, although this is a statement of fact.
  • We kept on coming back on safaris, but although we longed to move here we knew it was just a distant dream.
in spite of the fact that, despite the fact that, notwithstanding the fact that, notwithstanding that, even though, even if, for all that, while, whilst;
granted that, even supposing, despite the possibility that, albeit, however, yet, but
1.1However; but: he says he has the team shirt, although I’ve never seen him wear it
More example sentences
  • It is illegal for both team members to bid nil, although each team can have a player bidding nil.
  • The moon is largely responsible for our tides, although the sun also plays a small part.
  • This came to me in my sleep last night, although I had to check the facts at Wikipedia.


The form although can be replaced by though, the only difference being that although tends to be more formal than though. Some uses of though are not interchangeable with although, however: for example, adverbial uses ( it was nice of him to phone, though) and uses in phrases with ‘as’ or ‘even’ ( she doesn’t look as though she’s listening).


Middle English: from all (as an adverb) + though.

Words that rhyme with although

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