how to pronounce alight


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the above transcription of alight is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alight is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of alight in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… there and you you be alight you'll be a …”

meanings of alight


  1. To make light or less heavy; lighten; alleviate.
  2. To find by accident; to come upon.
  3. To set light to; light.
  4. To befall or betide.
  5. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop.
  6. To light; light up; illuminate.
  7. To get off or exit a vehicle or animal; to descend; to dismount.


  1. Lit; on fire, burning.
  2. Lit, on fire, switched on.

alight frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word alight occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alight can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alight can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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