elderly

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɛldɚli/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɛldəli/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: eld‧er‧ly

Adjective[change]

Positive
elderly

Comparative
more elderly

Superlative
most elderly

  1. (polite) If a person is elderly, they are old.
    The hospital had a number of elderly patients who had been there for many years.
    He was very elderly, but not at all sad and small.
    This resort is a good choice for the elderly as the area is very flat and there is plenty to see and do nearby.

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