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"twenties" in British English

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twentiesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈtwen.tiz/  us   /-t̬iz/
B2 A person's twenties are the ​period in which they are ​aged between 20 and 29: I'd ​guess she's in her twenties.the twenties the ​range of ​temperature between 20° and 29°: The ​temperature is ​expected to be in the twenties ​tomorrow. B2 the decade (= ​period of ten ​years) between 20 and 29 in any ​century, usually 1920–1929 or 2020–2029: She was ​born in the twenties.
(Definition of twenties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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twentiesplural noun

(also 20s, 20’s)  us   /ˈtwen·tiz/
the ​numbers 20 through 29: Temperatures were in the twenties (= between 20° and 29°). Both of ​ourchildren are now in ​their twenties (= between 20 and 29 ​yearsold). The twenties are the ​years between 1920 and 1929.
(Definition of twenties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “twenties”
in Chinese (Simplified) 二十年代…
in Chinese (Traditional) 二十年代…
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