Definition of threepence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHrepəns/
Pronunciation: /ˈTHrēˌpens/


The sum of three pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
Example sentences
  • For the privilege of a few turns on his invention, Bob charged everyone outside the family threepence, but the volunteer got to have a free ride by lifting his legs as the speed increased and they whirled dizzily round and round.
  • Subscriptions were moderate: the usual charge was between half a guinea and a guinea a year, and there were often facilities for borrowing books at the rate of a penny a volume or threepence for the usual three-volume novel.
  • He had to give threepence for a copy of that paper.

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Syllabification: three·pence

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