[ dahy-sing ]
/ ˈdaɪ sɪŋ /


gambling or playing with dice.
ornamentation, especially of leather, with squares or diamonds.

Origin of dicing

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at dice, -ing1

Definition for dicing (2 of 2)


[ dahys ]
/ daɪs /

plural noun, singular die.

verb (used with object), diced, dic·ing.

verb (used without object), diced, dic·ing.

Origin of dice

1300–50; Middle English dees, dis, dyce (singular and plural), dyces (plural) < Old French de(i)z, dés (plural); see die2
Related formsdic·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dicing


/ (daɪs) /

pl n


Derived Formsdicer, noun

Word Origin for dice

C14: plural of die ²
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Idioms and Phrases with dicing


see load the dice; no deal (dice).

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