noun \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


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