Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Thrice"

The meaning of "Thrice" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does thrice upon a time mean?
A: thrice = 3 times

The expression doesn’t mean anything really, it is kind of a pleonasm (lots of words to convey a simple idea.)

A bit confusing to a native speaker as well! 😅 I hope this helps
Q: What does Yet though he would take thrice his proper toll of corn, he had a thumb of gold, and was honest, for a miller. mean?
A: "Corn" originally meant any grain. A miller's job was to mill grain into flour, and as payment he would take some of the grain that the farmers brought him. This miller took three times the normal amount of grain from the farmers who came to him.
Q: What does thrice mean?
A: Most people don't use it. To be honest, as cool as I think the word sounds, I've never heard a person use it (in a serious way, at least) in my life.
Q: What does "thrice" (is it a word for saying "three times"?) mean?
A: Yes it means three times, however it is becoming increasingly more archaic. People mainly use it to sound sophisticated/old-fashioned

Example sentences using "Thrice"

Q: Please show me example sentences with though,thrice..
A: There was a time when I would crack my back thrice daily. Though, I haven’t cracked my back for 3 months so far.

I scooped ice cream thrice this time. I wanted a lot of sweetness. Though, I did not think about the reaction my mother would’ve given me.
Q: Please show me example sentences with thrice / thrice-**.
A: No one ever says thrice in the US, so I would not worry about learning how to use it, unless this is homework or something.

Not the answer you were looking for, but thought I'd mention it anyway.

Synonyms of "Thrice" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between thrice and three times ?
A: Three times is more commonly used, I believe thrice is a bit more formal

Translations of "Thrice"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Please tell me what is next twice?
once - twice - thrice? or jus three times? third time?
A: Once
Twice
Three times

First time
Second time
Third time

Thrice (for 3 times) is also correct but sounds a little dated. You could come across it in older writing.

Other questions about "Thrice"

Q: he usually takes a shower thrice a month Does this sound natural?
A: He usually takes a shower three times a month. ("thrice" sounds old-fashioned or extremely formal)
Q: Twice or thrice a week.
Is this expression correct?
And, if yes, why do people prefer to say "two or three times a week"?
A: Thrice sounds a little old fashioned or formal. I say twice but usually I don't say thrice. I will just say three times.
Q: Which is more common: thrice or three times? And does it apply to both written and spoken English?
A: It’s more common to hear “three times” rather than “thrice

Examples:
•She was paid three times the amount I usually am!

•He was thrice re-elected to the post, twice in 1886, and again in 1892.
Q: can I use 'thrice' abd 'three times' interchangeably? Does this sound natural?
A: thrice is an old usage, it's better to say three times
Q: I was thrice as randy. Does this sound natural?
A: Thrice just means "three times" just as "twice" means "two times." We rarely use thrice in everyday speech, but you'll be understood by most people.

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