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pronoun some·what \-ˌ(h)wät, -ˌ(h)wət, (ˌ)səm-ˈ\

13th Century

First Known Use of somewhat

13th century


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adverb some·what

Definition of somewhat

  1. :  in some degree or measure :  slightly

Examples of somewhat in a sentence

  1. He felt somewhat awkward in his suit.

  2. Our work has progressed somewhat.

  3. The course is somewhat more difficult than I was told it would be.

13th Century

First Known Use of somewhat

13th century



SOMEWHAT Defined for English Language Learners

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somewhat

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pronoun some·what \-ˌ(h)wät, -ˌ(h)wət, (ˌ)səm-ˈ\

Definition of somewhat for English Language Learners

  • —used to make a statement or description less forceful or definite


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adverb some·what

Definition of somewhat for English Language Learners

  • : in a small amount or degree : to some degree


SOMEWHAT Defined for Kids

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pronoun some·what \ˈsəm-ˌhwät, -ˌwät, -ˌhwət, -ˌwət\

Definition of somewhat for Students

  1. :  some amount or extent It came as somewhat of a surprise.


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adverb some·what

Definition of somewhat for Students

  1. :  to some extent The instructions were somewhat confusing.



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