Definition of apiece in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpēs/


(Used after a noun or an amount) to, for, or by each one of a group: we sold 385 prints at $10 apiece
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  • A large crowd watched a very competitive decider and the sides finished level at two goals apiece.
  • The home side held their own with one of the league favourites as both teams retired two goals apiece at the break.
  • A goal apiece in the extra period meant the teams still couldn't be separated.
each, respectively, per item, individually
informal a pop, a throw, per
formal severally


Late Middle English: from a1 + piece.

Words that rhyme with apiece

anis, Berenice, caprice, cassis, cease, coulisse, crease, Dumfries, fils, fleece, geese, grease, Greece, kris, lease, Lucrece, MacNeice, Matisse, McAleese, Nice, niece, obese, peace, pelisse, police, Rees, Rhys, set piece, sublease, surcease, two-piece, underlease

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Syllabification: a·piece

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