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sixtiesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈsɪk.stiz/ us   /ˈsɪk.stiz/
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.
(Definition of sixties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sixtiesplural noun

also 60s, 60’s us   /ˈsɪks·tiz/
the numbers 60 through 69: The temperature is expected to be in the sixties (= between 60° and 69°). This building was a concert hall in the sixties (= between 1960 and 1969). Uncle Buddy is in his sixties (= between 60 and 69 years old).
(Definition of sixties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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