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"'twas" in British English

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uk   /twɒz/  us   /twɑːz/ old use
short form of it was: 'Twas the ​night before ​Christmas.
(Definition of 'twas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"’twas" in American English

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 us   /twʌz, twɑz, twəz/ old use
contraction of it was: It was a ​sight that 'twas ​wonderful to ​see.
(Definition of ’twas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “'twas”
in Chinese (Simplified) 它是…
in Chinese (Traditional) 它/牠是…
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