threepence

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noun three·pence \ˈthre-pən(t)s, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-pen(t)s\

Definition of threepence

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threepence

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threepences

  1. 1 :  the sum of three pennies Threepence is usually used of three British pennies.

  2. 2 :  a coin worth three pennies

1589

First Known Use of threepence

1589


THREEPENCE Defined for English Language Learners

threepence

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noun three·pence \ˈthre-pən(t)s, ˈthri-, ˈthrə-, US also ˈthrē-pen(t)s\

Definition of threepence for English Language Learners

  • : a coin worth three pennies

  • : the sum of three British pennies


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