Definition of 'twas in English:

'twas

Pronunciation /twəz//twɒz/

contraction

archaic, literary
  • It was.

    • ‘'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.’
    • ‘'Twas the best of times, 'twas the worst of times.’

Pronunciation

'twas

/twəz//twɒz/