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Advanced English dictionary
(also AmE informal altho) conjunction
1 used for introducing a statement that makes the main statement in a sentence seem surprising
Although the sun was shining it wasn't very warm. + Although small, the kitchen is well designed.
2 used to mean 'but' or 'however' when you are commenting on a statement: I felt he was wrong, although I didn't say so at the time.
although / even though / though / however
You can use these words to show contrast between two clauses or two sentences. Though is used more in spoken English than in written. You can use although, even though and though at the beginning of a sentence or clause that has a verb. Notice where the commas go: Although/Even though/Though everyone played well, we lost the game. + We lost the game, although/even though/though everyone played well.
You cannot use even on its own at the beginning of a sentence or clause instead of although, even though or though:
Although and though can also mean 'but', like however, which is more formal. They cannot all go in the same place in a sentence. Notice where the commas go: Everyone played well. However, we still lost the game/We still lost the game,however. + Everyone played well. It should not be forgotten, however, that we still lost the game. + Everyone played well, although/though we still lost the game. + Everyone played well. We still lost the game , though. Note that you cannot use however in a sentence that begins with although, though or even though:
Concise English dictionary
al·though || ɔːl'ðəʊ
conj. despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that