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fortnight

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈfɔːt.naɪt/ us    /ˈfɔːrt-/ UK
B1 a period of two weeks: a fortnight's holiday once a fortnight a fortnight ago
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fortnightly
adjective, adverb uk   /-li/ us  
happening every two weeks: We make a fortnightly check on supplies. The group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Translations of “fortnight”
in Korean 2주…
in Arabic أُسبوعان…
in French quinzaine…
in Turkish onbeş günlük zaman/mühlet…
in Italian quindici giorni, quindicina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩星期,兩周…
in Russian две недели…
in Polish dwa tygodnie…
in Spanish quincena…
in Portuguese quinzenad, quinze dias…
in German vierzehn Tage…
in Catalan dues setmanes…
in Japanese 2週間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两星期,两周…
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