three-quar·​ter ˈthrē-ˈk(w)ȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce three-quarter (audio)
: extending to three-quarters of the normal full length
a three-quarter sleeve

Examples of three-quarter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, what makes this best-selling version a stand-out is the V-neck button-up front and ruffled three-quarter sleeves, which create a simple-yet-elevated look. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 There exists no three-quarter vision, either, because of the 18-inch dead panel (their term, not ours) behind the B-pillars. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 26 Aug. 2023 Her perfect navy suit with its three-quarter sleeves perfectly matched her impossibly narrow low navy heels. Town & Country, 17 Aug. 2023 The midi length, three-quarter sleeves, and crew neckline allow for modesty, while the stretchy material allows for a full range of movement. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 15 Aug. 2023 Jockey Hector Berrios rode the 3-year-old son of Collected to his third career win in five starts, passing fading leader Game Time at the three-quarter pole and pulling away from Classical Cat and Umberto Rispoli in the stretch. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2023 This trailer is but a fraction of the three-quarter-ton truck's 16,000- to 18,500-pound max tow ratings. Car and Driver, 14 Apr. 2023 Wednesday morning’s police activity comes after officials from the mayor’s office and other city bureaus toured the three-quarter-block-long development last week. Savannaheadens, oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2023 The three-quarter sleeves and high neck is simple and modest upon first look. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of three-quarter was in 1606

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“Three-quarter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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