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How to Pronounce alight?

Correct pronunciation for the word "alight" is [ɐlˈa͡ɪt], [ɐlˈa‍ɪt], [ɐ_l_ˈaɪ_t].

"Alight" in context

Alight is a word that has many meanings. It is most commonly used as a verb meaning to descend from something, particularly when it comes to planes and other forms of transportation like buses and cabs. In this sense, alight implies something that takes place relatively quickly. For example, a plane coming in to land would alight from the sky when it touches the ground.

Another use of alight is as an adjective to describe something that is lit up or glowing with energy. This could refer to the way a person's eyes might light up with excitement when they see something that interests them.

What are similar-sounding words for alight?

Usage over time for alight:

This graph shows how "alight" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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