Definition of truce in English:

Share this entry

truce

Pronunciation: /truːs/

noun

An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time: the guerrillas called a three-day truce
More example sentences
  • There were negotiations and truces and still more fighting.
  • There would be no truces or peace treaties, no draws.
  • No Greek state was allowed to fight during the truces proclaimed for the celebration of the Olympic and other Panhellenic Games.
Synonyms
ceasefire, armistice, suspension of hostilities, cessation of hostilities, peace;
break, respite, lull, moratorium;
treaty, peace treaty
informal let-up

Origin

Middle English trewes, trues (plural), from Old English trēowa, plural of trēow 'belief, trust', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch trouw and German Treue, also to true.

Words that rhyme with truce

abstruse, abuse, adduce, Ballets Russes, Belarus, Bruce, burnous, caboose, charlotte russe, conduce, deduce, deuce, diffuse, douce, educe, excuse, goose, induce, introduce, juice, Larousse, loose, luce, misuse, moose, mousse, noose, obtuse, Palouse, produce, profuse, puce, recluse, reduce, Rousse, seduce, sluice, Sousse, spruce, traduce, use, vamoose, Zeus

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: truce

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.