thir·​ty-three ˌthər-tē-ˈthrē How to pronounce thirty-three (audio)
: a number that is one more than 32 see Table of Numbers
: a microgroove phonograph record designed to be played at 33¹/₃ revolutions per minute
usually written 33
thirty-three adjective
thirty-three pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of thirty-three in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Sumter, Anderson ordered the garrison's distinctive American flag raised over the fort, its thirty-three stars arrayed in a loose diamond pattern in the blue field at its top-left corner. CBS News, 26 Apr. 2024 Since October 7th, the Israeli government has prosecuted a military campaign that has displaced most of the population of Gaza and killed more than thirty-three thousand people. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2024 But Israel recently marked six months since Hamas massacred roughly twelve hundred Israelis and precipitated a war that, Gazan officials say, has killed more than thirty-three thousand Palestinians. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 16 Apr. 2024 At thirty-three, my husband had died abruptly and tragically, drowning in Lake Geneva while touring as a rock cellist. Julia Cho, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2024 Ruba, who is thirty-three, is a close friend of mine. Claire Porter Robbins, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2024 Kim Christie-Sturges, who is sixty, and her daughter Kayleigh Alexander, who is thirty-three, had come up for the day from East Sussex to see a show. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2024 Lewis, who is thirty-three, is a professional whistler. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 The exploitation of beavers four hundred thousand years ago was studied by a team analyzing remains recovered during thirty-three years of excavations at Bilzingsleben by Dietrich Mania. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 10 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thirty-three was in 1590

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“Thirty-three.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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