Meaning of “twenty” in the English Dictionary

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"twenty" in British English

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uk /ˈtwen.ti/ us /ˈtwen.t̬i/

A1 the number 20:

nineteen, twenty, twenty-one
space for twenty people
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  • It takes me twenty minutes to get to work.
  • I found a twenty pence piece in the phone booth.
  • She practised medicine for twenty years before she became a writer.
  • She was only twenty when she had her first baby.
  • If I look flustered it's because I'm trying to do about twenty things at once.

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

"twenty" in American English

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us /ˈtwen·ti/


She’s twenty years old.
a twenty-story building

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