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sixpence

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noun six·pence \ˈsiks-pən(t)s, US also -ˌpen(t)s\

Simple Definition of sixpence

  • : a coin formerly used in Britain that was worth six pennies

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sixpence

  1. 1 :  a former British monetary unit equal to six pennies

  2. 2 plural sixpence or sixpences :  a coin worth sixpence

14th Century

First Known Use of sixpence

14th century

Rhymes with sixpence

defense, expense, horse sense, incense, nonsense, past tense, sequence, sixth sense


SIXPENCE Defined for Kids

sixpence

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noun six·pence \ˈsiks-pens\

Definition of sixpence for Students

  1. 1 :  the sum of six pence

  2. 2 :  an old British coin worth six pence




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