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noun [countable]     penny pronunciation in British English
/ˈpeni/
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  1. 1
    singular
    pluralpence
    a small unit of money in the UK There are 100 pence in one pound

    A local call only costs a few pence.

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    1. a.
      singular
      pluralpennies
      a small coin in the UK worth one penny

      He had saved up a jarful of old pennies.

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  2. 2
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    pluralpennies
    a small coin in the US or Canada worth one cent
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    pennies on the dollar if something costs pennies on the dollar, its price is much lower than its real value

    At secondhand shops you can buy brand name goods for pennies on the dollar.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 23/05/2016
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