how to pronounce sixteen


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the above transcription of sixteen is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sixteen is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sixteen in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… one six one point sixteen that's the …”

meanings of sixteen


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

sixteen frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sixteen occurs in english on average 9.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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