\ 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 quality of mercy, it is said, is twice blessed, but A.I. needs to be thrice blessed if business is to succeed in using the technology. François Candelon, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2022 People who are thrice vaccinated are among the infected. Helen Branswell, STAT, 4 Jan. 2022 His own San Francisco wine shop has been targeted thrice by thieves this year. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Nov. 2021 And the book will go thrice-monthly for six months — which should establish the new status quo pretty fast. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2021 The past decade has thrice seen vicious, nail-biting debt-ceiling battles. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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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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: three times

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