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sixpence Syllabification: six·pence
Pronunciation: /ˈsiksˌpəns/
/ˈsiksˌpens/

Definition of sixpence in English:

noun

British
1A coin worth six old pence, withdrawn in 1980.
Example sentences
  • And six coins were recovered including a florin, a sixpence, two pennies and two half pennies.
  • Haig separated half-crowns, sixpences and other redundant coins out of the pile, then he began to sort the rest into £1 units.
  • In 1980, the government announced the withdrawal of the sixpence coin on June 30th.
1.1The sum of six pence, especially before decimalization (1971).

Words that rhyme with sixpence

halfpence

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