A — ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az aa
alabaster |ˈæləbæstər| — a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
alack |əˈlæk| — An expression of sorrow or mourning.
alacrity |əˈlækrətɪ| — liveliness and eagerness
alar |ˈeɪˌlɑːr| — a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
alarm |əˈlɑːrm| — fear resulting from the awareness of danger
alarm-clock |əˈlɑːrmklɑːk| — A clock with an alarm that can be set to sound at a determined time.
alarmed |əˈlɑːrmd| — experiencing a sudden sense of danger
alarming |əˈlɑːrmɪŋ| — frightening because of an awareness of danger
alarmingly |əˈlɑːrmɪŋlɪ| — in an alarming manner
alarmist |əˈlɑːrmɪst| — a person who alarms others needlessly
alarum |əˈlærʌm| — an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
alary — having or resembling wings
alas |əˈlæs| — by bad luck
Alaskan |əˈlæskən| — a native or resident of Alaska
alate |ˈeɪleɪt| — (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
alated — (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
alb |ælb| — a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
Albanian |ælˈbeɪnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Albania
albatross |ˈælbətrɔːs| — (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
albeit |ˌɔːlˈbiːɪt| — although, despite being
albert |ˈalbərt| — prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
albescent |ˌalˈbes(ə)nt| — becoming or shading into white
albinism |ˈælbɪˌnɪzəm| — the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
albino |ælˈbaɪnəʊ| — a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink
Albion |ˈælbɪən| — archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically
albugo |ælˈbjuːɡəʊ| — type genus of the Albuginaceae; fungi causing white rusts
album |ˈælbəm| — one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
albumen |ælˈbjuːmən| — a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
albumin |ælˈbjuːmən| — a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
albuminoid |ælˈbjuːməˌnɔɪd| — a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
albuminous |ælˈbjuːmənəs| — relating to or containing or resembling albumin
alburnum |ælˈbɜːrnəm| — sapwood; the soft, newer wood in the trunk of a tree found between the bark and the hardened heartwood; it is often paler in color than the heartwood, hence the name alburnum.
alcanna — (botany) An oriental shrub (Lawsonia inermis) from which henna is obtained.
alchemic |ælˈkemɪk| — related to or concerned with alchemy
alchemical |ælˈkemɪkəl| — related to or concerned with alchemy
alchemist |ˈælkəmɪst| — one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone
alchemy |ˈælkəmɪ| — the way two individuals relate to each other
alcohol |ˈælkəhɔːl| — a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
alcoholic |ˌælkəˈhɔːlɪk| — a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
alcoholics |ˌælkəˈhɑːlɪks| — plural form of alcoholic
alcoholism |ˈælkəhɔːlɪzəm| — habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
alcoholize — subject to the influence of alcohol
alcoholometer |ˌælkəhɔːˈlɑːmɪtər| — A specialized form of hydrometer used to measure the amount of alcohol in a liquid (such as beer).
Alcoran |ælkəʊˈrɑːn| — Obsolete form of Qur'an.
alcove |ˈælkəʊv| — a small recess opening off a larger room
alder |ˈɔːldər| — wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
alderman |ˈɔːldərmən| — a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)
aldermanry |ˈɔːldərmənriː| — (uncountable) the rank or status of an alderman
ale |eɪl| — a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
ale-house |ˈeɪl haʊs| — Alternative spelling of alehouse.
aleak |əˈliːk| — leaking
aleatory |ˈeɪlɪəˌtɔːrɪ| — dependent on chance
alec |ˈælɪk| — An anchovy or herring, especially pickled or dried
aleck — A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.
alee |əˈliː| — on or toward the lee
alehouse |ˈeɪlhaʊs| — a tavern where ale is sold
alembic |əˈlembɪk| — an obsolete kind of container used for distillation; two retorts connected by a tube
alert |əˈlɜːrt| — condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
alertness |əˈlɜːrtnəs| — the process of paying close and continuous attention
alewife |ˈeɪˌlwaɪf| — flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams
Alexandrine |ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪn| — (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet
alexandrite |ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪt| — a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
alfa |ˈælfə| — The letter A in the ICAO spelling alphabet
alfalfa |ælˈfælfə| — important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
alfresco |ˌælˈfreskəʊ| — outside a building
alga |ˈalɡə| — primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
algae |ˈældʒɪ| — primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
algal |ˈælɡəl| — of or relating to alga
algebra |ˈældʒɪbrə| — the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
algebraic |ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk| — of or relating to algebra
algebraical |ˌældʒɪˈbreɪkəl| — of or relating to algebra
algebraist |ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪst| — a mathematician whose specialty is algebra
Algerian |ælˈdʒɪrɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Algeria
algid |ˈældʒɪd| — chilly
algidity — prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure
algorism — the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration
algorithm |ˈælɡərɪðəm| — a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
alias |ˈeɪlɪəs| — a name that has been assumed temporarily
alibi |ˈæləbaɪ| — (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
alidad |ˈælɪˌdæd| — surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
alidade |ˈælɪˌdeɪd| — surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
alien |ˈeɪlɪən| — a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
alienable |ˈeɪlɪənəbl| — transferable to another owner
alienate |ˈeɪlɪəneɪt| — arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
alienated |ˈeɪlɪəˌnetəd| — socially disoriented
alienating |ˈeɪlɪəˌnetɪŋ| — causing hostility or loss of friendliness
alienation |ˌeɪlɪəˈneɪʃn| — the feeling of being alienated from other people
alienee |eɪljəˈniː| — someone to whom the title of property is transferred
alienism |ˈeɪljəˌnɪzəm| — an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
alienist |ˈeɪlɪənɪst| — a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
aliform |ˈæləˌfɔːrm| — having or resembling wings
alight |əˈlaɪt| — to come to rest, settle
alighting |əˈlaɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of alight.
align |əˈlaɪn| — place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
aligned |əˈlaɪnd| — in a straight line
aligning |əˈlaɪnɪŋ| — causing to fall into line or into position
alignment |əˈlaɪnmənt| — an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
alike |əˈlaɪk| — having the same or similar characteristics
aliment |ˈaləmənt| — a source of materials to nourish the body
alimentary |ˌæləˈmentərɪ| — of or providing nourishment
alimentation |ˌælɪmenˈtəʃən| — a source of materials to nourish the body
alimony |ˈælɪməʊnɪ| — court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
aline |əˈlaɪn| — place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
alinement — an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
aliped |ˈæləˌped| — A wing-footed animal; a chiropter or a bat.
aliquant |ˈæləkwənt| — an integer that is not an exact divisor of some quantity
aliquot |ˈælɪkwɑːt| — an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity
alive |əˈlaɪv| — (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
alizarin |əˈlɪzərən| — an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
alizarine |əˈlɪzərɪn| — an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
alkalescence |ˌælkəˈlesns| — A tendency to become alkaline.
alkalescent |ˌælkəˈlesənt| — tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
alkali |ˈælkəlaɪ| — any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
alkalic |alˈkalɪk| — relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
alkalimetry |ˌælkəˈlɪmɪtrɪ| — volumetric analysis using standard solutions of alkali to measure the amount of acid present
alkaline |ˈælkəlaɪn| — relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
alkaloid |ˈælkəlɔɪd| — natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
all |ɔːl| — completely given to or absorbed by
All-American |ˌɔːləˈmerɪkən| — A United States patriot
all-around |əˈraʊnd| — many-sided
all-clear |ˈɔːlklɪə| — A sign or signal indicating that a hindrance or danger is clear.
all-day |ˌɔːlˈdeɪ| — Lasting throughout the whole day.
all-embracing |ˈɔːlemˈbreɪsɪŋ| — broad in scope or content
all-encompassing — broad in scope or content
all-important |ˌɔːrlɪmˈpɔːrtnt| — of the greatest importance
all-in |ɪn| — Alternative form of all in.
all-in-all |ˈɔːlɪnˈɔːl| — (modal, set phrase) Generally, all things considered
all-in-one |ˈɔːlɪnˈwʌn| — A multifunction device, especially a printer that also works as a scanner and fax machine.
all-inclusive |ɔːlɪnˈkluːsɪv| — broad in scope or content
all-knowing — infinitely wise
all-metal |ˈmetl| — consisting completely of metal
all-night |ˈɔːlˈnaɪt| — lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
all-out |ˌɒˈlaʊt| — using all available resources
all-outer |ˈɔːlˈaʊtə| — An extremist or radical.
all-overish |ˈɔːlˈəʊvərɪʃ| — (colloquial, dated) Vaguely uncomfortable; having a general feeling of illness.
all-overishness |ˈɔːlˈəʊvərɪʃnɪs| — The state or condition of being all-overish; an uncomfortable physical feeling.
all-powerful |ˈɔːlˈpaʊərfəl| — having unlimited power
all-purpose |ˌɒlˈpɜːpəs| — not limited in use or function
all-round |ˈɔːrl raʊnd| — many-sided
all-rounder |ɔːrl ˈraʊndər| — a versatile person who is expert at many things
all-star |stɑːr| — Of which all members or participants are celebrities.
all-time |taɪm| — unsurpassed in some respect up to the present
all-up |ˈɔːlˈʌp| — total
Allah |ˈælə| — Muslim name for the one and only God
allay |əˈleɪ| — lessen the intensity of or calm
allegation |ˌæləˈɡeɪʃn| — (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
allege |əˈledʒ| — report or maintain
alleged |əˈledʒd| — declared but not proved
allegedly |əˈledʒɪdlɪ| — according to what has been alleged
allegiance |əˈliːdʒəns| — the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
allegoric |ˌælɪˈɡɒrɪk| — used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
allegorical |ˌæləˈɡɔːrɪkl| — used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
allegorize |ˈæləɡəˌraɪz| — interpret as an allegory
allegory |ˈæləɡɔːrɪ| — a short moral story (often with animal characters)
allele |əˈliːl| — (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
alleluia |ˌælɪˈluːjə| — A liturgical or variant form of hallelujah.
allergen |ˈælərdʒən| — any substance that can cause an allergy
allergic |əˈlɜːrdʒɪk| — having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
allergy |ˈælərdʒɪ| — hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
alleviate |əˈliːvɪeɪt| — provide physical relief, as from pain
alleviation |əˌliːvɪˈeɪʃn| — the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
alleviative — moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
alley |ˈælɪ| — a narrow street with walls on both sides
alleyway |ˈælɪˌwe| — a narrow street with walls on both sides
allgood |ˈɒlˌɡʊd| — European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb
alliaceous |ˌalɪˈeɪʃəs| — smelling of onions or garlic
alliance |əˈlaɪəns| — the state of being allied or confederated
allied |ˈælaɪd| — related by common characteristics or ancestry
alligation |ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən| — Common misspelling of allegation.
alligator |ˈælɪɡeɪtər| — leather made from alligator's hide
alliteration |əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃn| — use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
allocable — capable of being distributed
allocate |ˈæləkeɪt| — distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
allocated |ˈæləˌketəd| — simple past tense and past participle of allocate
allocation |ˌæləˈkeɪʃn| — a share set aside for a specific purpose
allocution |æləˈkjuːʃən| — (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
allodial |əˈləʊdiːəl| — (law) inalienable; owned freely and clear of any encumbrances such as liens or mortgages.
allodium |əˈləʊdiːəm| — (dated) freehold land or property
allogamy |əˈlɑːɡəmiː| — cross-fertilization in plants
allopath |ˈæləˌpæθ| — A practitioner of allopathy
allopathic — of or relating to the practice of allopathy
allopathist — A practitioner of allopathy
allopathy |əˈlɑːpəθiː| — the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
allot |əˈlɑːt| — give out
allotment |əˈlɑːtmənt| — a share set aside for a specific purpose
allotted |əˈlɑːtəd| — given as a task
allottee |əlɑːtˈiː| — The person to whom an allotment is allotted.
allow |əˈlaʊ| — make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
allowability — The state of being allowable; legitimacy; permissibleness.
allowable |əˈlaʊəbl| — deductible according to the tax laws
allowance |əˈlaʊəns| — an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
allowances |əˈlaʊənsəz| — plural form of allowance
allowed |əˈlaʊd| — simple past tense and past participle of allow
allowedly |əˈlaʊdliː| — admittedly
allowing |əˈlaʊɪŋ| — Present participle of allow.
alloy |ˈælɔɪ| — a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
allseed |ˈɔːlˌsiːd| — Any of several unrelated plants that produce many seeds.
allspice |ˈɔːlspaɪs| — aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
allude |əˈluːd| — make a more or less disguised reference to
allure |əˈlʊr| — the power to entice or attract through personal charm
allurement |əˈlʊəmənt| — attractiveness
alluring |əˈlʊrɪŋ| — highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
allusion |əˈluːʒn| — passing reference or indirect mention
allusive |əˈluːsɪv| — characterized by indirect references
alluvia |əˈluːvɪə| — plural form of alluvium
alluvial |əˈluːvɪəl| — of or relating to alluvium
alluvion |əˈluːvɪən| — gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
alluvium |əˈluːvɪəm| — clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
ally |ˈælaɪ| — a friendly nation
almanac |ˈɔːlmənæk| — an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
almighty |ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ| — terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
almond |ˈɑːmənd| — small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
almond-eyed |ˌɑːmənd ˈaɪd| — having almond-shaped eyes
almond-shaped |ʃeɪpt| — shaped like an almond
almoner |ˈɑːmənər| — an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
almost |ˈɔːlməʊst| — (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
alms |ɑːmz| — money or goods contributed to the poor
almsdeed — The giving of alms; an act of charity, a good work.
almshouse |ˈɑːmzhaʊs| — A building of residence for the poor, sick or elderly of a parish. Originally founded by the Church. Usually a charity relying on donations for funding.
almsman |ˈɑːmzmən| — (obsolete) One who depends on the receipt of alms, a beggar.
aloe |ˈæləʊ| — succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa
aloft |əˈlɔːft| — at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship
alone |əˈləʊn| — without any others being included or involved
along |əˈlɔːŋ| — with a forward motion
alongshore |əlɒŋˈʃɔː| — At or along a shore or coast. [from 17th c.]
alongside |əˌlɔːŋˈsaɪd| — side by side
aloof |əˈluːf| — in an aloof manner
aloofness |əˈluːfnəs| — indifference by personal withdrawal
alopecia |ˌæləˈpiːʃə| — loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
aloud |əˈlaʊd| — using the voice; not silently
alp |alp| — any high mountain
alpaca |ælˈpækə| — wool of the alpaca
alpenstock |ˈælpənstɑːk| — a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers
alpha |ˈælfə| — the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
alphabet |ˈælfəbet| — a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
alphabetic |ˌælfəˈbetɪk| — relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
alphabetical |ˌælfəˈbetɪkl| — relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
alphabetically |ˌælfəˈbetɪklɪ| — in alphabetical order
alphabetize |ˈælfəbətaɪz| — arrange in alphabetical order
alpine |ˈælpaɪn| — living or growing above the timber line
alpinism |ˈælpɪnˌɪzəm| — mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)
alpinist |ˈælpɪnɪst| — a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs
already |ɔːlˈredɪ| — prior to a specified or implied time
alright |ɔːlˈrɑɪt| — without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
Alsatian |ælˈseɪʃn| — a native or inhabitant of Alsace
also |ˈɔːlsəʊ| — in addition
also-ran |ˈɔːrlsəʊ ræn| — a contestant who loses the contest
alt |ˈɑːlt| — angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
altar |ˈɔːltər| — the table in Christian churches where communion is given
altarpiece |ˈɔːltərpiːs| — a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
alter |ˈɔːltər| — cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
alterability — the quality of being alterable
alterable |ˌɔːrltəˈreɪbəl| — (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe
alterant |ˈɔːltərənt| — Something that causes alteration, that alters.
alteration |ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃn| — an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
alterative |ˈɔːltəreɪtɪv| — tending to cure or restore to health
altercate |ˈɔːrltəkeɪt| — have a disagreement over something
altercation |ˌɔːltərˈkeɪʃn| — noisy quarrel
altered |ˈɒltərd| — having testicles or ovaries removed
altering |ˈɒltərɪŋ| — the sterilization of an animal
alternant |ɔːlˈtɜːnənt| — Alternating from one row of a matrix to another.
alternate |ˈɔːltərnət| — someone who takes the place of another person
alternately |ˈɔːltərnətlɪ| — in an alternating sequence or position
alternating |ˈɒltərˌnetɪŋ| — occurring by turns; first one and then the other
alternation |ˌɔːltərˈneɪʃn| — successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
alternative |ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪv| — one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
alternatively |ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪvlɪ| — in place of, or as an alternative to
alternator |ˈɔːltərneɪtər| — an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
although |ɔːlˈðəʊ| — Though, even though, in spite of the fact that: introducing a clause that expresses a concession.
altigraph |ˈæltəˌɡræf| — An altimeter that makes a recording on a chart
altimeter |ælˈtɪmətər| — an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
altisonant |ælˈtɪsənənt| — High-sounding; lofty or pompous.
altitude |ˈæltɪtuːd| — elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
altitudes |ˈæltəˌtuːdz| — plural form of altitude
altitudinal — pertaining to altitude
alto |ˈæltəʊ| — a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
alto-relievo |æltɔːrɪˈliːvəʊ| — (sculpture) A form of sculpture in which carved figures or other objects which protrude from the background.
altocumulus |ˌæltəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs| — a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
altogether |ˌɔːltəˈɡeðər| — informal terms for nakedness
altostratus |ˌæltəʊˈstrɑːtəs| — a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
altruism |ˈæltrʊɪzəm| — the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
altruist |ˈæltrʊɪst| — someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
altruistic |ˌæltrʊˈɪstɪk| — showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
alum |ˈæləm| — a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
alumina |əˈluːmɪnə| — any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
aluminium |ˌæljəˈmɪnɪəm| — a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
aluminous |əˈluːmənəs| — pertaining to or containing aluminum or alum
aluminum |əˈluːmənəm| — a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
alumna |əˈlʌmnə| — a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
alumnae |əˈlʌmniː| — plural form of alumna
alumni |əˈləmˌnaɪ| — plural form of alumnus; indicates both males and females, or males only.
alumnus |əˈlʌmnəs| — a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
alveolar |ælˈviːələr| — a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
alveolate |ælˈviːəlɪt| — pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
alveole — Archaic form of alveolus.
alveoli |ˌælvɪˈəʊlaɪ| — plural form of alveolus
alveolus |ælˈviːələs| — a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
always |ˈɔːlweɪz| — at all times; all the time and on every occasion