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sixteen

noun six·teen \ˌsik-ˈstēn, ˈsiks-ˌtēn\

: the number 16

Full Definition of SIXTEEN

— see number table
sixteen adjective
sixteen pronoun, plural in construction
six·teenth \-ˈstēn(t)th, -ˌtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun

Origin of SIXTEEN

Middle English sixtene, from Old English sixtȳne, adjective, from six six + -tȳne (akin to Old English tīen ten) — more at ten
First Known Use: before 12th century
SIXTEENTH Defined for Kids

1sixteen

adjective six·teen \sik-ˈstēn\

Definition of SIXTEEN for Kids

:  being one more than 15

2sixteen

noun

Definition of SIXTEEN for Kids

:  one more than 15 :  four times four :  16

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