Meaning of “ninety” in the English Dictionary

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"ninety" in British English

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uk /ˈnaɪn.ti/ us /ˈnaɪn.t̬i/

A2 the number 90:

eighty-nine, ninety, ninety-one
Ninety percent of the people surveyed were in favour of the new rule.

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  • He must be ninety if he's still alive.
  • So I'm going to be talking to over ninety people, am I? I don't like the sound of that!
  • Dad might be nearly ninety but he's still young at heart.
  • He got a speeding ticket for driving at ninety miles per hour on the motorway.
  • They invited ninety guests to the wedding.

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

"ninety" in American English

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us /ˈnɑɪn·ti/


Grandma just turned ninety.
a ninety-year-old woman

(Definition of “ninety” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)