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thrice Syllabification: thrice

Definition of thrice in English:


chiefly formal literary
1Three times: a dose of 25 mg thrice daily
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  • Lawns are watered twice or thrice daily, especially in summer.
  • But instead of Big Macs and large fries, thrice daily, I was to concentrate on the healthier offerings.
  • I'm choosing this example because it is one I face daily, often twice daily, thrice on the Sabbath.
1.1 [as submodifier] Extremely; very: I was thrice blessed
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  • I'm a thrice damned fool - lucky he has a well developed sense of humour eh?
  • Must you pester me now even after we're out of that thrice damned school and make my life more miserable?


Middle English thries, from earlier thrie (from Old English thrīga, related to three) + -s3 (later respelled -ce to denote the unvoiced sound); compare with once.

Words that rhyme with thrice

advice, bice, Brice, choc ice, concise, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice, slice, speiss, spice, splice, suffice, syce, top-slice, trice, twice, underprice, vice, Zeiss

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