Definition of although in English:

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Pronunciation: /ôlˈT͟Hō/


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, even though, even if, for all that, while;
chiefly British  whilst
1.1However; but: he says he has the team jersey, although I’ve never seen him wear it
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  • 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.


Although and though are interchangeable in the senses listed above, the only difference being that use of though tends to be less formal than that of although. In formal writing, although tends to sound better than though as the opening word of a sentence. Some uses of though, however, are not interchangeable with although—e.g., adverbial uses ( it was nice of him to phone, though) and uses in conjunction 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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Syllabification: al·though

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