[ twahys ]
/ twaɪs /


two times, as in succession: Write twice a week.
on two occasions; in two instances: I phoned him twice.
in twofold quantity or degree; in double the amount or degree: twice as much.

Origin of twice

before 1150; Middle English twies, equivalent to twie twice (Old English twige, cognate with Old Frisian twīa,Old Saxon tuuīo;see twi-) + -s-s1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for twice

/ (twaɪs) /


two times; on two occasions or in two caseshe coughed twice
double in degree or quantitytwice as long

Word Origin for twice

Old English twiwa; related to Old Norse tvisvar, Middle Low German twiges
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Idioms and Phrases with twice


see cheap at twice the price; lightning never strikes twice; once bitten, twice shy; think twice.

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