sixteen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Symbolic: 16
  • Roman: XVI

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (next word stressed near the first syllable)
    (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪk.stiːn/
  • (file)
  • (next word stressed after the first syllable)
    (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌsɪkˈstiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Numeral[edit]

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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