threepence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

three +‎ pence

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθɹʌpəns/, /ˈθɹɪpəns/, /ˈθɹɛpəns/
  • (US, also) IPA(key): /ˈθɹiːpɛns/
  • thrĭpʹəns, thrĕpʹəns, thrŭpʹəns

Noun[edit]

threepence (countable and uncountable, plural threepences)

  1. (uncountable) The amount of money equal to that of three pence (old or new).
  2. (countable, historical) A former (pre-decimalisation) British or Irish coin worth three old pence.

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