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 ←  15 16 17  → 
    Cardinal: sixteen
    Ordinal: sixteenth
    Multiplier: sixteenfold
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sextene, sixtene, from Old English siextīene, sixtēne, sixtyne, from Proto-Germanic *sehstehun. Cognate with West Frisian sechstjin, Dutch zestien, German sechzehn, Danish seksten.

PronunciationEdit

  • (next word stressed near the first syllable)
    (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪks.tiːn/
  • (file)
  • (next word stressed after the first syllable)
    (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌsɪksˈtiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

NumeralEdit

sixteen

  1. The cardinal number occurring after fifteen and before seventeen, represented in Arabic numerals as 16 and in Roman numerals as XVI.

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