Definition of perchance in English:

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perchance

Pronunciation: /pəˈtʃɑːns/

adverb

archaic or literary
By some chance; perhaps: we dare not go ashore lest perchance we should fall into some snare
More example sentences
  • I must put away this lovely diary posthaste, lest someone perchance read it and learn of my secret identity!
  • Anyway, I wish you a great life Scarlet and perchance we shall meet again.
  • Or maybe, perchance, every human born unto this world is in possession of a soul.
Synonyms
by chance, by any chance, by some chance, as it may be, as it may happen, as things may turn out
maybe, perhaps, possibly, for all one knows, it could be (that), it is possible (that), conceivably;
Northern English  happen
rare percase

Origin

Middle English: from Old French par cheance 'by chance'.

Words that rhyme with perchance

advance, Afrikaans, à outrance, chance, dance, enhance, entrance, faience, France, glance, lance, mischance, outdance, prance, Provence, stance, trance

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