ounce

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ounce

Plural
ounces

  1. (countable) An ounce (oz) is a unit of weight equal to 1/16 of a pound or 28.35 grams.
    Add 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces).
    She was born around 5:00 a.m. this morning, weighing in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces.
  2. (countable) An ounce is a very small amount of something.
    He was still in great shape, with not an ounce of fat on him.
    She didn't show an ounce of emotion when he left.
  3. (countable) A fluid ounce (fl oz) is a unit of volume equal to 1/20 of a pint or 0.028 litres in Britain, and 1/16 of a pint or 0.030 litres in the US.