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trice Saltos de línea: trice

Definición de trice en inglés:

sustantivo

(in phrase in a trice)
In a moment; very quickly: in a trice, she had flown up the stairs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It runs extremely quickly and can appear to vanish in a trice.
  • If only she'd said ‘All right - I'll go to Mass ‘, she'd have been out in a trice.’
  • As before, the facilitator grasped my objection in a trice, and even though I sense that she's inclined to side with the material, she gets it.
Sinónimos
in a moment, in a minute, in a second, shortly, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, (very) soon, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in a flash, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long;
very quickly, swiftly, without delay, at once, straight away, right away, directly;
North American momentarily
British informalin a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
North American informalin a snap

Origen

Late Middle English trice 'a tug', figuratively 'an instant', from Middle Dutch trīsen 'pull sharply', related to trīse 'pulley'.

Más
  • Unlike most tri- words, trice has nothing to do with ‘three’. It comes from early Dutch trisen ‘to pull sharply, hoist’, and in the Middle Ages at a trice meant ‘at one pull or tug’ rather than ‘in a moment, immediately’. By the late 17th century the original form of the expression had given way to the more familiar in a trice.

Palabras que riman con trice

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, twice, underprice, vice, Zeiss

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