Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “truce”


noun [C]  /trus/ us  
a temporary agreement to stop fighting or arguing, or a brief interruption in a disagreement: We seemed to be arguing so much, we have declared a truce in my family.
(Definition of truce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of truce?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Peace, but you might be interested in these topics from the War, peace and fighting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “truce” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More