UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtruːs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/trus/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tro̅o̅s)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
truce /trus/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. 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.
  2. an agreement or treaty for this.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
truce (tro̅o̅s),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties;
  2. an agreement or treaty establishing this.
  3. a temporary respite, as from trouble or pain.
truceless, adj. 
  • 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.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
truce /truːs/ n
  1. an agreement to stop fighting, esp temporarily
  2. temporary cessation of something unpleasant
Etymology: 13th Century: from the plural of Old English treow trow; see true, trust
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