Definition of perchance in English:

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Pronunciation: /pərˈCHans/


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.
maybe, perhaps, possibly, for all one knows, it could be, it's possible, conceivably
literary peradventure


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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Syllabification: per·chance

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