Meaning of “top ten” in the English Dictionary


"top ten" in English

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top tennoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌtɒp ˈten/ us /ˌtɑːp ˈten/

the ten most popular or successful things in a group of similar things, or the ten things that someone likes best:

In a new list of best travel websites, ours makes it into the top ten.
[ before noun ] "Casablanca" is one of my top ten films.

the set of ten songs that have been bought by the largest numbers of people in the previous week:

The song has been in the top ten for three weeks.

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