What is another word for in a trice?

Pronunciation: [ɪn ɐ tɹˈa͡ɪs] (IPA)

In a trice is a phrase that means "suddenly" or "in a very short amount of time." Some synonyms for in a trice include in a jiffy, in an instant, in a snap, in a wink, and in a twinkling. Other similar phrases include a split second, quickly, rapidly, and swiftly. These words can be used interchangeably to describe an action that occurs quickly or suddenly. In a trice is often used in conversation or writing to add emphasis to the speed or suddenness of an event, and these synonymous phrases can help to convey that meaning even more strongly.

What are the hypernyms for In a trice?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with In a trice

  • If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.
    John Blofeld
  • Why, Sir, when I have anything to invent, I never trouble my head about it, as other men do; but presently turn over this Book, and there I have, at one view, all that Perseus, Montaigne, Seneca's Tragedies, Horace, Juvenal, Claudian, Pliny, Plutarch's lives, and the rest, have ever thought upon this subject: and so, in a trice, by leaving out a few words, or putting in others of my own, the business is done.
    George Villiers
  • The Grape that can with Logic absolute The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute: The sovereign Alchemist that in a trice Life's leaden metal into Gold transmute:
    Omar Khayyám

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