twelfth

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English[edit]

English numbers
 <  11 12 13  > 
    Cardinal : twelve
    Ordinal : twelfth

Alternative spellings[edit]

  • twelfe (obsolete, but the corresponding pronunciation /twɛlf/ is still widespread today)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

twelfth ‎(not comparable)

  1. (ordinal) The ordinal form of the number twelve, describing a person or thing in position number 12 of a sequence.
    The answer appears on the twelfth page of the book.
    She finished twelfth in the race.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (ordinal form of twelve): 12th, 12th; XII (in names of monarchs and popes); dozenth

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Noun[edit]

twelfth ‎(plural twelfths)

  1. (fractional) One of twelve equal parts of a whole.
    A twelfth of 240 is 20.
    Five twelfths of the population voted in support of the proposal.
  2. (music) An interval equal to an octave plus a fifth

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one of twelve equal parts): dozenth

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