\ 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

Examples of thrice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blues' opening flurry in Anaheim was the league's quickest since Detroit scored thrice in the opening 1:48 on Dec. 4, 1987. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 30 Jan. 2021 Rebellion is in the air at Polish video game publisher CD Projekt SA after the company’s highly anticipated, and thrice-delayed, latest title was released to scathing reviews about glitches. Jason Schreier, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2020 Auburn’s coronavirus testing has had a one-day turnaround time, with tests administered thrice weekly — on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays — since the preseason and results coming in early the following morning. Tom Green |, al, 13 Nov. 2020 As far as trans-Pacific flights, the carrier is planning to resume thrice weekly service between Los Angeles and Sydney, as well as restarting flights between Chicago to Hong Kong. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 July 2020 Initially meant to last three weeks, the lockdown has since been extended thrice, as the pandemic showed no signs of abating, especially in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, 14 May 2020 Some staff members even get together for thrice-weekly morning 5K runs. Kim Severson, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2020 Concord-Carlisle has rallied for victories in five of their eight wins this year, thrice erasing deficits of 14 points or more., 8 Nov. 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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The first known use of thrice was in the 13th century

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“Thrice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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