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apiece

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Pronunciation: /əˈpiːs
 
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Definition of apiece in English:

adverb

To, for, or by each one of a group (used after a noun or an amount): we sold 385 prints at £10 apiece
More example sentences
  • A large crowd watched a very competitive decider and the sides finished level at two goals apiece.
  • The home side held their own with one of the league favourites as both teams retired two goals apiece at the break.
  • A goal apiece in the extra period meant the teams still couldn't be separated.
Synonyms
each, respectively, per item;
individually, separately
informal a throw
formal severally

Origin

late Middle English: from a1 + piece.

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