\ 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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One group looks like a leashed and thrice-mustachioed Cerberus. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 Their camp is headed by a thrice-married adulterer who paid off two different women during his campaign and then won the White House. Glamour, "Tucker Carlson Said Furious Women Should Watch Him. Here’s What I See.," 19 Mar. 2019 The Portland Trail Blazers guard has been thrice: 2014, '15 and this season. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Here are all the NBA All-Stars since the last time LeBron James wasn't in the Finals," 3 June 2018 Harington was previously nommed in 2016 in the supporting actor race, while Clarke was thrice nominated in the supporting actress race (2013, 2015, 2016). Danielle Turchiano,, "Emmy nominations: The biggest snubs and surprises," 12 July 2018 Baratashvili recommends thrice-weekly sessions for the first month, tapering off to once a week for maintenance after three months; 10 to 15 sessions are usually needed to see results. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Body Sculptors," 1 June 2017 The Manchester United youth product, who has scored thrice while on international duty, was set to attend his first World Cup this month, although his most recent injury has put his inclusion in doubt., "Gareth Southgate Confirms Marcus Rashford Has Sustained an Injury Ahead of the World Cup," 12 June 2018 The Sixers then threw away the game thrice more, all in the last minute of overtime. Marcus Hayes,, "Young Sixers team isn't ready to compete with disciplined Celtics | Marcus Hayes," 7 May 2018 That is one of the reasons why Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who served as president from 1999 to 2007, thrice vetoed the Latvian parliament’s decision to open the archives, once in 2004 and twice in 2006. Gordon F. Sander, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why a nearly 30-year-old list of names is roiling modern Latvia," 12 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of thrice

old-fashioned : three times


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Kids Definition of thrice

: three times

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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