Definition of albeit in English:

albeit

conjunction

  • Though:

    ‘he was making progress, albeit rather slowly’
    • ‘Negotiation and mediation seems to be solving the Irish question albeit very slowly.’
    • ‘It was a clean-cut, agreeable dish albeit a touch bland for more adventurous palates.’
    • ‘They were getting it, albeit slowly, but the results were mixed to say the least.’
    • ‘We hear a song from our past and are transported back to a memory from long ago, albeit a good or a bad one.’
    • ‘The presence of live actors and real objects anchors you, albeit tenuously, in the world.’
    • ‘But if there are any pluses in this at least now people will hear the truth, albeit in a court of law.’
    • ‘Throughout this year retail sales have shown a rise, albeit a declining one, on levels of a year ago.’
    • ‘It's a concept album in that it tells a story - albeit with a rather lame twist at the end.’
    • ‘The report deluged him with criticism, albeit worded in the silky prose of a veteran mandarin.’
    • ‘They can also guarantee a place in European competition next season, albeit the Uefa Cup.’
    • ‘Six famous women who, albeit unconsciously, gave us a classic of school literature.’
    • ‘To a very large extent the BBC is a government corporation albeit at a couple of steps removed.’
    • ‘The area continued as a centre for music into the Seventies and beyond, albeit on a much smaller scale.’
    • ‘The same trend applies, albeit to a less impressive extent, in the abbreviated format.’
    • ‘It has all the hustle and bustle of a typical Gordon Brown day, albeit in unusual surroundings.’
    • ‘It was a no-turning-back speech, albeit spoken with an emotional catch in the throat.’
    • ‘Sports news is one area where some improvement is needed, albeit really rather slight.’
    • ‘He has done that in 14 years as a test cricketer, albeit subject to selectorial whims.’
    • ‘Back to the theme of homicide, albeit in a world rather more familiar than that of Minority Report.’
    • ‘It seems to have washed its face and opened its doors to the outside world - albeit with caution.’
    although, even if, even though, in spite of the fact that, despite the fact that, notwithstanding the fact that, notwithstanding that, for all that, while, whilst, granted that, even supposing, despite the possibility that, albeit, however, yet, but
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Origin

Late Middle English: from the phrase all be it ‘although it be (that’).

Pronunciation

albeit

/ɔːlˈbiːɪt/