Meaning of “adolescence” in the English Dictionary


"adolescence" in English

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adolescencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/ us /ˌæd.əˈles.əns/

the period of time in a person's life when they are developing into an adult:

She had a troubled adolescence.
yet another novel about the joys and sorrows of adolescence

(Definition of “adolescence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)