Cent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sent|  American pronunciation of the word cent
Brit.  |sent|  British pronunciation of the word cent


- a fractional monetary unit of several countries
- a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit (syn: centime, penny)


A dime is worth 10 cents.

Bank money bears an agio of four or five per cent.

I am not a / one hundred per cent sure that I can come tonight.

She has invested a large per cent of her salary.

I don't care a red cent for / about it.

It is not worth a red cent.

Our officers have to concentrate 100 per cent on the task in hand.

I'm still not really feeling a hundred per cent.

He left me a lousy fifty cent tip.

The percentage of school leavers that go to university is about five per cent.

Eighty per cent of sewage is piped directly into the sea.

They have cut the price of their products by almost 30 per cent.

Of the 100 companies surveyed, 10 per cent had a turnover of £50m to £99m.

Rail fares have fallen 17 per cent in real terms.

The December figures brought the annual average for 2001 up to 10.6 per cent.

Word forms

singular: cent
plural: cents
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