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Definition of "three-quarter" []

  • Relating to, consisting of, or extending to three fourths of the usual full length: a skirt of three-quarter length. (adjective)
  • Depicting the subject turned slightly from a full frontal view: a three-quarter portrait. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "three-quarter" in a sentence
  • "Ms. De Laurentiis likes her cooking blouses fitted so the fabric doesn't snag, and she favors three-quarter sleeves."
  • "The man behind, shown full face and drinking from a lifted jar, has faded into darkness, while at left a boy, whose downcast, three-quarter glance is highlighted by a stream of light, hesitantly grasps the proffered goblet."
  • "Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead."