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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Auden ended up staying in New York on and off for thirty-three years. Nick Laird, The New York Review of Books, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thirty-three was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Thirty-three.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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