variant spelling of liter

: a metric unit of capacity equal to one cubic decimeter see Metric System Table

Examples of litre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fuel prices also hit new record highs, with figures from data firm Experian Catalist suggesting the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Tuesday was £1.67, with diesel at £1.79., 23 Mar. 2022 The country’s largest dairy brand, Amul, has raised prices by about 15% to $0.68 a litre. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 6 Apr. 2023 Fishing, water sports, river cruises and a little R&R next to the 500,000 litre Lagoon Pool are just a few of the activities the singer could enjoy during his stay. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2023 Drink at least a litre of water throughout the day to keep your energy levels up. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 This is an increase of 18.0p per litre for petrol and 27.0p for diesel over the past month., 23 Mar. 2022 Finland‘s stockpiles are funded by a small petrol tax, less than a penny per litre of car fuel. The Economist, 10 June 2020 The duty should rise by 23% in April or 12p a litre, as the 5p cut expires and the tax rises automatically in line with inflation. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Hours later, the patient had half a litre of blood in her abdomen, and the surgeon stepped in to save her life. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, 30 July 2022 See More

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“Litre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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li·​tre ˈlēt-ər How to pronounce litre (audio)

chiefly British variant of liter

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