Definition of sixpence in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsiksˌpəns/
Pronunciation: /ˈsiksˌpens/


1A coin worth six old pence, withdrawn in 1980.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).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: six·pence

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.