sixpence

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

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


SIXPENCE Defined for English Language Learners

sixpence

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

Definition of sixpence for English Language Learners

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


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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