Definition of erewhile in English:


Line breaks: ere|while
Pronunciation: /ɛːˈwʌɪl


A while before; some time ago: my eyes, erewhile fixed on the arch, were now attracted to the semicircle of chairs
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  • I saw the Marquis, who had time erewhile to swill at Forli with less drought.
  • Did you find what I sang erewhile so hard to follow?


Middle English: from ere + while.

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