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adverb \ˈbis\

Definition of bis

  1. 1 :  again —used in music as a direction to repeat

  2. 2 :  twice



Origin and Etymology of bis

Latin, from Old Latin dvis; akin to Old High German zwiro twice, Latin duo two — more at two


First Known Use: 1609

Rhymes with bis


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