Part of speech: noun

A British silver coin of the value of six English pennies, or about 12 cents.

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Usage examples "sixpence":

  1. And here is a bright sixpence, because you have managed the blowing so well. - "The Rosary", Florence L. Barclay.
  2. In January, 1816, a quarter of wheat cost fifty- two shillings and sixpence. - "A Short History of English Liberalism", Walter Lyon Blease.
  3. So he opened the window a little way and held out the sixpence and the bread and butter with jam on it to the person outside. - "The Old Man's Bag", T. W. H. Crosland.