Meaning of “sixteen” in the English Dictionary

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"sixteen" in British English

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uk /ˌsɪkˈstiːn/ us /ˌsɪkˈstiːn/

A1 the number 16:

We have got sixteen (people) coming for lunch.
He dropped out of school at sixteen (= when he was 16 years old).

More examples

  • Many children leave school at sixteen.
  • Jupiter has at least sixteen moons.
  • sixteen, seventeen, eighteen
  • We've got sixteen people coming for lunch.
  • Tests will be administered to schoolchildren at seven, twelve and sixteen years.

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

"sixteen" in American English

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us /sɪksˈtin/


Jamie just turned sixteen.
a sixteen-piece picnic set

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