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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [siks-teenth]
    • /ˈsɪksˈtinθ/
    • /ˌsɪkˈstiːnθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siks-teenth]
    • /ˈsɪksˈtinθ/

Definitions of sixteenth word

  • adjective sixteenth next after the fifteenth; being the ordinal number for 16. 1
  • adjective sixteenth being one of 16 equal parts. 1
  • noun sixteenth a sixteenth part, especially of one (1/16). 1
  • noun sixteenth the sixteenth member of a series. 1
  • noun sixteenth Music. sixteenth note. 1
  • adjective sixteenth ordinal number: 16th 1

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Origin of sixteenth

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English sixtenthe (see sixteen, -th2); replacing Middle English sixtenthe, sixtethe, Old English sixtēotha (see tithe)

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sixteenth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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