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seventeen

Syllabification: sev·en·teen
Pronunciation: /ˌsevənˈtēn
 
, ˈsevənˌtēn
 
/

Definition of seventeen in English:

cardinal number

1One more than sixteen, or seven more than ten; 17: seventeen years later a list of names, seventeen in all (Roman numeral: xvii, XVII)
More example sentences
  • Over half of the seats are filled, with students of about sixteen or seventeen years old.
  • Most looked like twenty-year-olds and others were maybe sixteen or seventeen years old.
  • Sixteen of the hottest seventeen years on record have happened since 1980.
1.1Seventeen years old: he joined the Marines at seventeen
More example sentences
  • I ask why the memoir stops at the age of seventeen.
  • I first encountered Patti Smith's music in 1985, at the age of seventeen.
  • Returning to Britain from Lagos at the age of seventeen, he started art school as a painter.
1.2A set or team of seventeen individuals.
Example sentences
  • Forty teams representing ten schools competed in this year's semi-finals with the top seventeen qualifying for the final.

Origin

Old English seofontīene, from the Germanic base of seven.

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