Definition of half crown in English:

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half crown

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhaf ˈkroun/
(also half a crown)


A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence.
Example sentences
  • Those savings would be made up of the sovereigns, florins, half-crowns, and the smaller silver he received over the years for his smithy work.
  • Canon McHugh, presented each of us with a half-crown, the equivalent of twenty-five pence in today's currency, which at that time was indeed a princely sum.
  • Several decades later, Thornborough gave Whitacre a half-crown in exchange for a grain of rye that was to be doubled in number each week for a year.

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Syllabification: half crown

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