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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A British monetary unit equal to 1/240 pound or 1/12 shilling. (plural)

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun : sixpence; The fare was 15 pence
  • Noun : He spent every penny he ever earned
  • Adjective : frenzied speculation in the penny market
  • Before the cable was laid, the rates were five and tu'pence a word. for more
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