apiece

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English a pece, equivalent to a +‎ piece.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpiːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈpis/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːs

Adverb[edit]

apiece (not comparable)

  1. Each by itself; for or to each one
    These melons cost a dollar apiece.
    • 1943 January and February, Chas. S. Lake, “Some C.M.Es. I Have Known: IV—H. A. Ivatt”, in Railway Magazine, page 30:
      The engines were built in the Doncaster works at what I believe to have been the low cost, even for those days, of £2,500 apiece, [...].

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