allowance

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈlaʊəns/
  • SAMPA: /@"laU@ns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: allow‧ance

Noun[change]

Singular
allowance

Plural
allowances

  1. (countable) An allowance is money that someone gives for doing things, often for going to school.
    Susan gets an allowance of five dollars a week.
  2. (countable) An allowance is a small amount of credit that someone gives to you.
    Bobby's parents let him have an allowance of coins for playing games.
  3. (uncountable) Allowance is an act of allowing or granting of something by someone.