how to pronounce sixties


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the above transcription of sixties 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.

sixties is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in the nineteen sixties that millions of …”

meanings of sixties


  1. Plural of sixty.
  2. A period in American history centered around the counterculture movement of the late 1960s.
  3. The decade of the 1860s, 1960s, etc. (but especially the 1960s).


  1. From or evoking the 61st through 70th years of a century (chiefly the 1960s).

sixties frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sixties occurs in english on average 4.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sixties can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sixties can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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