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American English: /ˈiən/
, /ˈiˌɑn/
British English: /ˈiːən/
British English: /ˈiːɒn/, /ˈiːən/


  • (British English) eon
    Example sentences
    • It is ages and aeons since I have been to the Hills.
    • I'll spend aeons staring at bottles of expensive shampoo humming ‘Maybe this time’.
    • Just after that, she started going out with a mutual friend of ours, who I'd dated aeons ago and was still friendly with.
    Example sentences
    • The record has been much deformed, reconstituted, and obliterated during the subsequent Proterozoic and Phanerozoic eons.
    • The rocks dated back into the Archean eon, before 2.5 billion years ago.
    • These creatures were direct descendants of the great dinosaurs of the long past Mesozoic Aeon.
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