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English definition of “sixties”

sixties

noun [plural] uk   /ˈsɪk.stiz/ us  
A person's sixties are the period in which they are aged between 60 and 69: Many people retire in their sixties.the sixties the range of temperature between 60° and 69° Fahrenheit: The temperature is usually in the sixties at this time of year. B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 60 and 69 in any century, usually 1960–1969: The Beatles made their first hit records in the sixties.
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