adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchan(t)s\

: maybe but not definitely

Full Definition of PERCHANCE

Examples of PERCHANCE

  1. To sleep: perchance to dream… Shakespeare, Hamlet
  2. <perchance he is playing the devil's advocate, and the opinions he has expressed are not actually his own>


Middle English parchaunce, from Anglo-French par chance, by chance
First Known Use: 14th century


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