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[thur-tee-three] /ˈθɜr tiˈθri/
a cardinal number, 30 plus 3.
a symbol for this number, as 33 or XXXIII.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 33 in number. Unabridged
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  • From the age of thirty-three to fifty years, men who carefully observe the laws of health do not feel any weight of years.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • Porter had been born in New York in 1949, which made him just barely thirty-three.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • thirty-three and one-third per cent specifically stated that he must be ambitious; 66-2/3% did not state.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • With a continuous travel the time would be about thirty-three hours.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Another year thirty-three, another year fifty-three, ships were thus saved.

    Battles with the Sea R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for thirty-three


a former name for LP1
Word Origin
C20: so called because it is played at thirty-three and a third revolutions per minute
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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