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twelve British & World English

Equivalent to the product of three and four; two more than ten; 12

xii in twelve British & World English

Equivalent to the product of three and four; two more than ten; 12

twelve-bar British & World English

Denoting or relating to a musical structure based around a sequence lasting twelve bars and typically consisting of three chords, the basic unit of much blues and rock-and-roll music

twelve-bore British & World English

A shotgun with a bore corresponding to the diameter of a round bullet of which twelve constitute a pound in weight

twelve-note British & World English

Denoting a system of musical composition using the twelve chromatic notes of the octave on an equal basis without dependence on a key system. Developed by Arnold Schoenberg, the technique is central to serialism and involves the transposition and inversion of a fixed sequence of pitches

twelve-step British & World English

Denoting or relating to a process of recovery from an addiction by following a twelve-stage programme, especially one devised or similar to that devised by Alcoholics Anonymous

twelve-gauge British & World English

North American term for twelve-bore.

Twelve Tables British & World English

A set of laws drawn up in ancient Rome in 451 and 450 bc, embodying the most important rules of Roman law

twelve-inch single British & World English

A record 12 inches in diameter, played at 45 rpm and typically featuring an extended or alternative version of a particular track

noon British & World English

Twelve o’clock in the day; midday

twelve-tone in twelve-note British & World English

Denoting a system of musical composition using the twelve chromatic notes of the octave on an equal basis without dependence on a key system. Developed by Arnold Schoenberg, the technique is central to serialism and involves the transposition and inversion of a fixed sequence of pitches

twelve New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(Roman numeral xii or XII)

twelve English Thesaurus

dodeca-

twelve English-Spanish

doce masculine

twelve-bar English-Spanish

doce compases

twelve-tone English-Spanish

dodecafónico

a twelve-man crew in man English-Spanish

una tripulación de doce personas

three fours are twelve in four English-Spanish

tres por cuatro (son) doce

a twelve-stringed guitar in stringed English-Spanish

una guitarra de doce cuerdas

twelve (o'clock) midnight/noon in twelve English-Spanish

las doce de la noche/del mediodía

the twelve labors of Hercules in labor English-Spanish

los doce trabajos de Hércules


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