Definition of nineteen in English:

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Pronunciation: /nʌɪnˈtiːn/

cardinal number

1One more than eighteen; nine more than ten; 19: nineteen of the interviewees had never worked (Roman numeral: xix or XIX)
More example sentences
  • Over the years I was there the attendance ranged from nine to nineteen.
  • The results showed that only nine out of the nineteen autistic children succeeded in a regular first grade classroom, after treatment had been delivered.
  • The nineteen Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups include nine groups that speak Karen languages.
1.1Nineteen years old: she married at nineteen
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  • He was born in Lebanon, which he left at the age of nineteen for ‘asylum’ in Belgium, even though he now happily admits that in reality he was an economic migrant.
  • When Octavian arrived in Rome to claim his inheritance, he was only nineteen.
  • He was only nineteen and he did an excellent job with the business.
1.2A size of garment or other merchandise denoted by nineteen.


talk nineteen to the dozen

see dozen.


Old English nigontȳne.

Words that rhyme with nineteen

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