al·​so ˈȯl(t)-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce also (audio)
: likewise sense 1
They also liked it.
: in addition : besides, too
She's a talented singer and also a fine actress.

Examples of also in a Sentence

She's a talented singer and also a fine actress. Thomas Edison is best known for inventing the lightbulb, but he also invented the phonograph. I don't think we should go out. Not only is it late, but it's also snowing. My neighbors were also at the show that night.
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Word History


Middle English, from Old English eallswā, from eall all + swā so — more at so

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of also was before the 12th century

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“Also.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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al·​so ˈȯl-sō How to pronounce also (audio)
: in addition : too

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