Definition of half-dozen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhafˈdəzən/
(also half a dozen)


A set or group of six: a half-dozen slices of smoked salmon
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  • Almost a half-dozen were taken to hospital with injuries.
  • With Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport ranked in the top half-dozen, women's doubles is hitting a golden era.
  • One day in early December of 1996, Moira and a half-dozen fellow students decided to occupy the school.

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Syllabification: half-doz·en

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