\ ˈthrīs How to pronounce thrice (audio) \

Definition of thrice

1 : three times often used in combination thrice-married
2a : in a threefold manner or degree
b : to a high degree

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In the three years since, the property has already changed hands thrice — upon its completion, it was sold to Charles Schwab CEO Walter Bettinger for $19.25 million. Variety, The Mercury News, "Apttus co-founder Kent Perkocha scores $22 million Atherton estate," 9 June 2019 The Argentinians scored thrice in the final 16 minutes, their only goals of the tournament. Frank Dell’apa,, "US will face its first stern test vs. Sweden Thursday," 19 June 2019 The league has thrice in Greensweig’s memory raised a city’s deductible as a penalty for issues that create risk for other members. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Council meeting on Tuesday could determine Lakeland City Hall’s direction," 17 June 2019 Playing 13 games but only starting thrice, he has been limited to 371 minutes on the field. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Rapids striker Andre Shinyashiki is constantly clutch — the only way he knows how to play," 7 June 2019 Republicans thrice blocked the legislation from passing the chamber during that period. Tal Kopan,, "House sends long-stalled California wildfire relief to Trump," 3 June 2019 But this year, Notre Dame would not be thrice saved by the buzzer-beater heroics of Ogunbowale. ... Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Baylor Wins NCAA Women's Basketball Championship," 7 Apr. 2019 Over a span of three decades, CBS managers were thrice warned about Charlie Rose's behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday morning. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Charlie Rose's former employer CBS knew of alleged misconduct, 'Washington Post' reports," 3 May 2018 One group looks like a leashed and thrice-mustachioed Cerberus. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of thrice

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thrice

Middle English thrie, thries, from Old English thriga; akin to Old Frisian thria three times, Old English thrīe three

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English Language Learners Definition of thrice

old-fashioned : three times


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Kids Definition of thrice

: three times

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