al·​though ȯl-ˈt͟hō How to pronounce although (audio)
variants or less commonly altho
: in spite of the fact that : even though
They are good friends, although they don't see each other very often.

Examples of although in a Sentence

although I've been to his house several times, I still can't remember how to get there

Word History


Middle English although, from al all + though

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of although was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Although.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants also altho
: in spite of the fact that : though

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