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.

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