Definition of albeit in English:

albeit

conjunction

  • Though.

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