sixteen

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English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: sixteen
    Ordinal: sixteenth
    Multiplier: sixteenfold

Pronunciation[change]

  • (next word stressed near the first syllable)
    (UK) (US) IPA: /ˈsɪks.tiːn/
  • (file)
  • (next word stressed after the first syllable)
    (UK) (US) IPA: /ˌsɪksˈtiːn/

Determiner[change]

Determiner
sixteen

  1. (number) (indefinite) (plural) (count) (ordinal sixteenth) Sixteen is the number that is after fifteen and before seventeen. It can also be written as 16.
    Sixteen persons fit in this small bus.

Noun[change]

Singular
sixteen

Plural
sixteens

  1. The number 16.
    Six and ten makes sixteen.
  2. A set of sixteen things or persons.
    These sixteen are very beautiful stones.
  3. To be sixteen years old.
    In some countries, you may vote when you are sixteen