Make Your Editor Cry: Dice (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Dice (Awkward Plural)

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Dice is the plural form of die.

die: a small cube or other geometric shape marked on each face with symbols and used in various games and in gambling by being shaken and thrown to come to rest at random on a flat surface

The singular form of die is die. The plural form of die is dice. Dice is sometimes used to refer to a singular die. In modern standard English, dice is slowly becoming the accepted singular and plural form. If you want to play it safe, use dice if you are rolling two or more game pieces. Use die, if you are only using one piece.

It's a roll of the dice in the movie business.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

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