- an agreement to stop fighting, esp temporarily
- temporary cessation of something unpleasant
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truce /trus/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a stopping of hostilities for a certain period of time by agreement of all the warring parties;
a cease-fire:to declare a truce for Christmas.
- an agreement or treaty for this.
truce (tro̅o̅s),USA pronunciation
- a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties;
- an agreement or treaty establishing this.
- a temporary respite, as from trouble or pain.
- Middle English trewes, plural of trewe, Old English trēow belief, pledge, treaty. See trow 1175–1225
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lull, pause, rest, stay.
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truce /truːs/ n
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