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twice

Syllabification: twice
Pronunciation: /twīs
 
/

Definition of twice in English:

adverb

1Two times; on two occasions: she had been married twice the tablets should be taken twice a day
More example sentences
  • He won twice at Darley Moor and on several occasions he has picked up the first novice award.
  • He sits down only twice, and takes very occasional sips from a single glass of water.
  • Arthur had also been telephoning Violet at least twice a week for over twelve months.
1.1Double in degree or quantity: I’m twice your age an engine twice as big as the original
More example sentences
  • If the average wage doubles, then we'll all have twice as much to spend on where we live.
  • We are now testing degrees of engagement at a time when we have twice as many people on the books.
  • She used to be an athlete and speaks twice as fast as I can write; she has a racing demon of a voice.

Origin

late Old English twiges, from the base of two + -s3 (later respelled -ce to denote the unvoiced sound); compare with once.

Phrases

once bitten, twice shy

1
see bite.

think twice

2
see think.

Words that rhyme with twice

advice, bice, Brice, choc ice, concise, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice, slice, speiss, spice, splice, suffice, syce, thrice, top-slice, trice, underprice, vice, Zeiss

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